Feelings about Australia Day

Jan 24, 2017

Q. Which of the following best describes how you feel about Australia Day?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Jan 2016
A day of national pride 60%   61% 73% 26% 65% 55% 60% 65% 56%
A day of reflection on the impact on indigenous people 12%   12% 4% 46% 9% 15% 14% 8% 14%
It’s irrelevant in the 21st century 7% 5% 85 6% 12% 6% 7% 9% 8%
None of these 15% 16% 11% 17% 13% 14% 14% 16% 16%
Don’t know 6%   5% 4% 5% 2% 10% 5% 2% 6%

 

60% regard Australia Day as a day of national pride and 12% think it is a day of reflection on the impact on indigenous people. Only 7% think it is irrelevant.

 

Those most likely to regard it as a day of national pride were Liberal/National voters (73%) and aged 55+ (65%). 46% of Greens voters think it is a day of reflection on the impact on indigenous people.

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