Essential Report

Manus Island detention centre

May 10, 2016

Q. A court in Papua New Guinea has recently ruled that the detention of asylum seekers at the Manus Island facility is illegal. Do you support or oppose bringing the asylum seekers from Manus Island and PNG to Australia?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total support 30%   37% 22% 73% 28%
Total oppose 48%   43% 62% 15% 53%
Strongly support 13%   16% 7% 46% 7%
Support 17%   21% 15% 27% 21%
Oppose 17%   15% 22% 8% 20%
Strongly oppose 31%   28% 40% 7% 33%
No opinion 21%   21% 17% 13% 18%

30% support bringing the asylum seekers from Manus Island and PNG to Australia and 48% oppose.

Those most likely to support bringing them to Australia were Greens voters (73%), aged 18-24 (45%), and university educated (46%).

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