Essential Report

Concern about Asylum Seekers

Aug 8, 2011

Q. How concerned are you about the number of asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Very concerned 43% 36% 54% 12%
Somewhat concerned 24% 27% 27% 17%
A little concerned 15% 17% 11% 26%
Not at all concerned 15% 19% 7% 44%
Don’t know 2% 1% 1% 2%

43% were very concerned and 24% somewhat concerned about the number of asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat. 30% were only a little or not concerned.

60% of those aged 55+ were very concerned compared to 26% of those aged under 35.

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