Essential Report

Defence links with Japan

Jul 15, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia having closer defence links with Japan?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

52%

52%

64%

40%

41%

Total disapprove

18%

20%

14%

19%

25%

Strongly approve

9%

8%

14%

9%

6%

Approve

43%

44%

50%

31%

35%

Disapprove

13%

14%

11%

13%

15%

Strongly disapprove

5%

6%

3%

6%

10%

Don’t know

30%

28%

22%

42%

35%

52% approve and 18% disapprove of Australia having closer defence links with Japan.

Highest approval came from Liberal/National voters (64%), men (64%) and aged 55+ (64%).

Highest disapproval came from other party voters (25%) and those on incomes under $600pw (26%).

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