Date of Australia Day

Jan 14, 2014

Q. Australia Day is celebrated annually on 26th January, which is the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales.  Do you approve or disapprove of holding Australia’s national day on the 26th January?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Total approve

66%

63%

78%

37%

61%

Total disapprove

7%

6%

4%

27%

8%

Strongly approve

37%

34%

44%

18%

39%

Approve

29%

29%

34%

19%

22%

Neither approve nor disapprove

24%

28%

16%

27%

30%

Disapprove

5%

5%

3%

16%

4%

Strongly disapprove

2%

1%

1%

11%

4%

Don’t know

3%

2%

2%

8%

1%

66% approve of celebrating Australia day on 26th January and only 7% disapprove. 24% neither approve nor disapprove.

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (27%) and those with incomes under $600 pw (13%).

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