Essential Report

Celebrating Australia Day

Sep 5, 2017

Q. Do you think holding Australia Day on the 26th January means it can be celebrated by all Australians?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes, can be celebrated by all Australians 70%   65% 82% 48% 80%   73% 68% 65% 70% 77%
No, cannot be celebrated by all Australians 18%   23% 12% 42% 10%   16% 20% 19% 20% 15%
Don’t know 12%   12% 6% 10% 9%   11% 12% 16% 11% 8%

 

70% believe that Australia Day can be celebrated by all Australians and 18% think it cannot.

Those most likely to think it cannot be celebrated by all Australians were Greens voters (42%) and university educated (25%).

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