Australia Day

Jan 14, 2014

Q. Sunday 26th January is Australia Day with the public holiday on the Monday. Will you personally be doing anything to celebrate Australia Day or do you treat it as just a public holiday?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

18 Jan 10

29 Jan 13

Doing something to celebrate Australia Day

37%

34%

42%

25%

37%

40%

41%

Just a public holiday

44%

46%

43%

54%

41%

40%

43%

Working – don’t get the Australia Day holiday

7%

9%

6%

14%

8%

6%

7%

Don’t know

11%

12%

9%

7%

14%

14%

9%

37% said they will be doing something to celebrate Australia Day, 44% treat Australia Day as just a public holiday and 7% are working because they don’t get the Australia Day holiday. This represents a small fall in the percentage of those celebrating Australia Day since last year.

18-34 year olds were more likely than those in other age groups to be doing something to celebrate Australia Day (45%). 53% of those with university education treat it as just another public holiday.

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