Awareness of dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau

Jul 9, 2019

Q. How closely have you been following the dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau, following comments the player made on social media?

Q       Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I have been following the dispute closely 22% 28% 16% 18% 20% 27%
I have read or seen some news about the dispute 46% 43% 49% 40% 45% 53%
I am aware of the dispute, but don’t know any details 17% 16% 18% 19% 17% 15%
I am not aware of the dispute 15% 13% 17% 24% 17% 5%
  •  28% of men stated that they have been following the dispute closely, compared to 16% of women.
  • 18% of 18 to 34 year olds stated that they have been the dispute closely, compared to 27% of over 55 year olds.
  • High-income earners were more likely than low- or mid-income earners to have been following the dispute closely (32% compared to 20% for both low- and mid-income earners).
  • University-educated respondents were also more likely to be following the dispute closely (28%) than those with a secondary school education (18%) or a professional qualification (20%).

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