Q. The Federal Government plans to build a National Broadband Network over the next few years. How important do you think it is for Australia to build a National Broadband Network?
|Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Nov 09|
|Total not important||25%||9%||42%||12%||26%|
|Not so important||14%||6%||21%||10%||20%|
|Not at all important||11%||3%||21%||2%||6%|
69% think that it is important for Australia to build a National Broadband Network and 25% think it is not important. This represents an increase in support (net +5%) for the NBN since this question was last asked in November 2009.
Labor (87%) and Greens voters (84%) and more likely to think the NBN is important. A majority of Liberal/National voters (54%) think it is important although a sizable minority (42%) think it is not important.
A majority of all age groups believe the NBN is important, although support tends to decrease with increasing age – of those aged 65+, 54% think it is important and 45% not important.
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