Bushfires Statements

Jan 14, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the current bushfire season in Australia?

  NET: Agree NET: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The Prime Minister should have met with experts before the fire season to plan a coordinated response to the risk 79% 13% 57% 22% 9% 4% 8%
The Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season 78% 14% 54% 24% 9% 5% 8%
When there are emergencies, politicians should get out of the way and let the experts do their job 77% 7% 44% 34% 12% 4% 7%
The Prime Minister is right to say Australia has always had bushfires like these 42% 52% 16% 25% 25% 27% 7%
  • 78% of people agree that the Federal Government was underprepared for the risk of bushfires this season.
  • Around half (52%) disagree with the Prime Minister that Australia has always had bushfires like these.

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