Essential Report

Forms of intolerance

Jun 10, 2015

Q. For each of the following forms of intolerance, please indicate to what extent you think it is a problem in Australia.

Total large/ moderate

A large problem

Moderate problem

Small problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

 

Jun 13 Total large/ moder ate

 

Mar 15 Total large/ moder ate

Racism against people from other countries

58%

22%

36%

28%

8%

5%

 

69%

 

67%

Racism against indigenous Australians

51%

20%

31%

32%

12%

5%

Sexism

44%

13%

31%

38%

11%

6%

 

52%

 

47%

Homophobia

42%

14%

28%

35%

15%

8%

 

51%

 

45%

Religious intolerance

56%

20%

36%

28%

10%

6%

 

54%

 

61%

Ageism

49%

17%

32%

31%

12%

8%

 

46%

 

45%

56% think that religious intolerance is a major/moderate problem in Australia – down 5% since March.

58% think that racism against people from other countries is a major/moderate problem in Australia – and 51% think racism against indigenous Australians is a major/moderate problem.

These figures have not changed substantially since March.

Note – “racism” has been split into racism against people from other countries and racism against indigenous Australians.

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