Essential Report

Dogs

Oct 23, 2018

Q. Do you think dogs should be allowed in the following places?

  Yes No Don’t know   Yes

Vote Labor

Yes Vote Lib/Nat Yes Vote Greens Yes Vote other
In public parks 78% 16% 6%   80% 73% 84% 80%
On public transport 41% 50% 9%   43% 38% 46% 45%
In cafes 32% 61% 7%   30% 32% 45% 32%
In pubs 26% 66% 8%   27% 28% 30% 29%
In offices and workplaces 26% 64% 9%   29% 23% 39% 25%
In schools 26% 65% 9%   29% 24% 36% 23%

While a strong majority support allowing dogs in public parks (78%), a majority do not support allowing dogs in other areas. Only 26% support allowing dogs in pubs, offices/workplaces and schools.

There somewhat more support (although not majority) for allowing dogs for allowing dogs on public transport (41%) and in cafes (32%).

Across all areas there tended to be higher support from Greens voters and lower support from LNP voters.

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