Essential Report

Increasing connections with Asian countries

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you agree or disagree that increasing our diplomatic and business connections with Asian countries should be a major priority for Australia?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

62%

72%

60%

67%

Total disagree

22%

15%

29%

19%

Strongly agree

13%

20%

8%

22%

Agree

49%

52%

52%

45%

Disagree

16%

12%

21%

12%

Strongly disagree

6%

3%

8%

7%

Don’t know

16%

14%

11%

14%

62% agree that Australia’s increasing our diplomatic and business connections with Asian countries should be a major priority for Australia and 22% disagree.

There was similar agreement across all age groups. Highest disagreement was shown by those aged 55+ (27%) and Liberal/National voters (29%).

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