Essential Report

Live exports

Jun 28, 2016

Q. Would you support or oppose phasing out live exports to reduce animal cruelty and protect Australian jobs?                                    

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total support 63%   71% 57% 84% 59%
Total oppose 18%   13% 27% 5% 24%
Strongly support 34%   40% 25% 56% 37%
Support 29%   31% 32% 28% 22%
Oppose 12%   8% 19% 3% 15%
Strongly oppose 6%   5% 8% 2% 9%
Don’t know 18% 16% 15% 11% 17%

63% say they support phasing out live exports to reduce animal cruelty and protect Australian jobs and 18% oppose. A majority of all demographic and voter groups supported phasing out live exports.

Those most likely to support were women (68%), Labor voters (71%) and Greens voters (84%),

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