Essential Report

Attitudes towards closing Uluru for climbers

Jul 24, 2019

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding the upcoming closure of Uluru in October?

  NET: Agree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree, nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 46% 23% 16% 5% 5% 5%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 29% 23% 22% 10% 10% 6%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 17% 19% 21% 15% 21% 7%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 19% 15% 25% 13% 23% 5%
  • 69% agree that tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru and over half agree that the Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions.
  • Around one in three agree that it is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not (36%).
  • 34% agree that I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it – slightly less than the 36% who disagree with the statement
NET: Agree Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 67% 72% 68% 66% 74%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 48% 56% 57% 52% 49%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 42% 31% 30% 37% 41%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 39% 29% 33% 36% 32%
Base (n) 1,091 538 553 348 358 385

 

NET: Agree Total NET: Support climbing ban Neither support, nor oppose NET: Oppose climbing ban Unsure
Tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru 69% 89% 61% 51% 38%
The Aboriginal traditional landowners are the best people to manage Uluru according to their culture and traditions 52% 78% 40% 28% 27%
It is fine for tourists to climb Uluru while they can, despite the preference from Aboriginal traditional landowners that they do not 36% 18% 29% 71% 9%
I am less likely to visit Uluru now tourists are unable to climb up it 34% 20% 23% 63% 20%
Base (n) 1,091 474 230 331 56

Despite opposing the upcoming Uluru climbing ban, over half (51%) of these people still agree that tourists should respect the cultures and traditions of the Aboriginal traditional landowners when they visit Uluru.

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