Q. Have the recent events in Britain concerning phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper, made you more or less concerned about the conduct of Australian newspapers?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Total more concerned||51%||56%||48%||68%|
|Total less concerned||5%||5%||4%||3%|
|Much more concerned||15%||19%||11%||26%|
|A little more concerned||36%||37%||37%||42%|
|A little less concerned||4%||4%||4%||3%|
|Much less concerned||1%||1%||>1%||–|
|Makes no difference||38%||33%||44%||26%|
Just over half (51%) of respondents are more concerned about the conduct of Australian newspapers following the recent events in Britain. 5% are less concerned, 38% say it makes no difference and 6% stated don’t know.
Green voters were more likely to state that they were more concerned (68%). Labor voters (56%) were more likely than Liberal voters (48%) to state that they were more concerned.
There was no substantial difference between the genders, states or age groups.
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