Essential Report

Media Laws

Sep 27, 2016

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of changing the media laws to allow a single company to own all three of a newspaper, TV network and radio station in a single market?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 18%   16% 21% 15% 21%
Total disapprove 61%   65% 59% 74% 63%
Strongly approve 4%   3% 5% 5% 5%
Approve 14%   13% 16% 10% 16%
Disapprove 28%   26% 33% 26% 26%
Strongly disapprove 33%   39% 26% 48% 37%
Don’t know 22%   19% 20% 12% 14%

61% disapprove of changing the media laws to allow a single company to own all three of a newspaper, TV network and radio station in a single market and only 18% approve. There was majority disapproval across all voter and demographic groups.

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