Essential Report

Funding of Australia’s Olympic team

Aug 16, 2016

Q. Direct Federal funding of Australia’s Olympic sports over the past four years has been at least $377 million. Do you think this investment is too much, not enough or about right?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2012
Too much 36% 36% 34% 35% 48% 58%
Not enough 11% 14% 10% 11% 8% 9%
About right 34% 30% 42% 35% 30% 19%
Don’t know 19% 20% 13% 18% 13% 14%

36% (down from 58% in 2012) think that Australia invests too much in Olympic sports, 34% (up 15%) think Australia spends about the right amount and 11% think we don’t spend enough.

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