Essential Report

Coal seam gas mining

Jul 15, 2014

Q. There is currently debate over the exploration and extraction of coal seam gas in Australia. Which of the following statements is closest to your view? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Coal seam gas mining should be banned completely

22%

26%

15%

39%

25%

Coal seam gas mining on farming land should be restricted

32%

34%

29%

38%

36%

There is sufficient current regulation of coal seam gas mining

12%

5%

22%

2%

11%

Don’t know

34%

34%

34%

22%

27%

Only 12% agree that there is sufficient current regulation of coal seam gas mining – 32% think coal seam gas mining on farming land should be restricted and 22% think it should be banned completely.

39% of Greens voters and 30% of those aged 55+ think it should be banned completely.

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