Essential Report

Compensation for victims

Nov 15, 2016

Q. Do you support the Government’s proposal to pay compensation to victims of child sex abuse or do you think the institutions like the churches should pay the compensation?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Support Government paying compensation 14%   18% 15% 13% 9%
Institutions should pay the compensation 63%   59% 65% 76% 74%
Neither should pay compensation 7%   6% 9% 5% 8%
Don’t know 16%   18% 12% 5% 10%

63% think that institutions should pay compensation to victims of child abuse and 14% support the Government’s proposal to pay compensation.

Those most likely to think the institutions should pay compensation were Greens voters (76%), other party voters (74%) and aged 55+ (80%).

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