Essential Report

Media regulation

Mar 18, 2014

Q. Thinking about the media in Australia, do you think there needs to be more or less regulation of the media or is the present level of regulation about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Total Mar 13

Needs to be more regulation

31%

41%

26%

31%

25%

29%

Needs to be less regulation

15%

11%

17%

22%

19%

10%

Present regulation about right

36%

35%

40%

28%

34%

43%

Don’t know

18%

13%

17%

19%

23%

17%

31% think the media in Australia needs more regulation, 15% think it needs less regulation and 36% think the present regulation is about right. Views have polarised a little since this question was asked in March last year. Those thinking the present regulation is about right has declined from 43% to 36%.

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