Q. The 2006 Census figures show that in fact the fastest growing religions in Australia are Hinduism, Buddhism and then Islam. Presently, only 1.71% of the Australian population identifies as Muslim. In light of this information, how concerned are you about the number of Muslim people in Australia?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Total not concerned||45%||54%||35%||76%|
|Not very concerned||26%||27%||24%||32%|
|Not at all concerned||19%||27%||11%||44%|
After being given some information about the number of Muslims in Australia, 50% said they were still very/somewhat concerned and 45% said they were not very or not at all concerned. This represents a 7% fall in level of concern from the question asked before this information was given to respondents.
All demographic and voter groups showed a similar fall in level of concern.
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