Essential Report

Greyhound racing

Oct 18, 2016

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the NSW Government’s decision to reverse their proposed ban on greyhound racing?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   NSW
Total approve 41%   40% 52% 20% 39%   44%
Total disapprove 38%   38% 33% 70% 46%   40%
Strongly approve 12%   11% 15% 1% 16%   13%
Approve 29%   29% 37% 19% 23%   31%
Disapprove 19%   18% 20% 20% 21%   22%
Strongly disapprove 19%   20% 13% 50% 25%   18%
Don’t know 21%   22% 16% 10% 15%   15%

41% of Australians approve of the NSW Government’s decision to reverse their proposed ban on greyhound racing. However, 38% disapprove.

These figures are not significantly different in NSW, where 44% approve and 40% disapprove.

Nationally, Greens voters (70%) are far more likely to disapprove. Lib/Nat voters (52%) are more likely than the average to approve. Labor (40% approve) and other voters (39% approve) do not differ significantly from the overall average.

Males (51%) were far more likely than females (31%) to approve of the decision to reverse the proposed ban on greyhound racing.

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