Essential Report

Number of refugees

Sep 15, 2015

Q. How many refugees do you think Australia takes in every year? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2014
About 5,000 10% 8% 9% 15% 11% 10%
About 10,000 18% 23% 16% 16% 16% 12%
About 15,000 21% 22% 22% 28% 23% 15%
About 25,000 17% 15% 22% 10% 17% 19%
About 50,000 6% 6% 6% 5% 12% 14%
Don’t know 28% 25% 25% 25% 22% 31%

The largest proportion of Australians (28%) stated that they didn’t know how many refugees Australia takes in every year.

21% thought that the number was 15,000, while 18% thought it was 10,000 and 17% 25,000.

Just 6% believe the figure is about 50,000, significantly less than in November 2014 (14%).

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