Essential Report

Concern about funding cuts to ABC

Sep 30, 2014

Q. How concerned are you that funding cuts may result in the ABC cutting back or dropping some of its current affairs programs? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total concerned

53%

64%

34%

85%

57%

Total not concerned

39%

29%

57%

12%

39%

Very concerned

25%

32%

10%

59%

31%

Somewhat concerned

28%

32%

24%

26%

26%

Not very concerned

21%

18%

26%

8%

28%

Not at all concerned

18%

11%

31%

4%

11%

Don’t know

9%

7%

9%

4%

4%

53% were concerned that funding cuts may result in the ABC cutting back or dropping some of its current affairs programs and 39% were not concerned.

Those most likely to be concerned were Greens voters (85%), Labor voters (64%) and university educated (62%).

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