Essential Report

Ban on new coal mines

Nov 3, 2015

Q. A group of prominent Australians have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to discuss a ban on new coalmines and coalmine expansions. Would you support or oppose a ban on new coalmines and coalmine expansions?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

47%

60%

36%

80%

38%

Total oppose

25%

19%

33%

11%

37%

Strongly support

21%

29%

12%

50%

16%

Support

26%

31%

24%

30%

22%

Oppose

18%

13%

24%

7%

25%

Strongly oppose

7%

6%

9%

4%

12%

Don’t know

28%

21%

31%

9%

25%

47% would support a ban on new coalmines and coalmine expansions and 25% would oppose.
A majority of Labor voters (60%) and Greens voters (80%) would support a ban while Liberal/National voters were split 36% support/33% oppose.

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