Essential Report

Internet an essential service

Oct 30, 2017

Q. Do you agree or disagree that access to the Internet is becoming an essential service – like access to water and electricity?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Oct 2016
Total agree 92%   95% 93% 93% 92%   93% 92% 90% 94% 92%   88%
Total disagree 4%   2% 5% 3% 6%   5% 4% 5% 3% 5%   7%
Strongly agree 51%   57% 52% 50% 43%   52% 50% 47% 59% 45%   47%
Agree 41%   38% 41% 43% 49%   41% 42% 43% 35% 47%   41%
Disagree 3%   1% 4% 3% 5%   4% 3% 4% 2% 4%   6%
Strongly disagree 1%   1% <1% <1%   1% 1% 1% <1% 1%   1%
Don’t know 4%   2% 2% 5% 3%   3% 4% 5% 3% 3%   5%

 

 

92% agree that access to the internet is becoming an essential service. Only 4% disagreed.

 

There was very little difference across demographic and voter groups.

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