Essential Report

Off-shore detention of asylum seekers

Nov 17, 2015

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the current Government policy of sending people seeking asylum to detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total agree

54%

45%

73%

14%

56%

Total disagree

31%

37%

17%

79%

32%

Strongly agree

23%

17%

34%

6%

29%

Agree

31%

28%

39%

8%

27%

Disagree

16%

19%

12%

27%

19%

Strongly disagree

15%

18%

5%

52%

13%

Don’t know

16%

17%

9%

7%

12%

54% agree with the current Government policy of sending people seeking asylum to detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island and 31% disagree. Those most likely to agree were Liberal/National voters (73%), men (60%) and aged 55+ (61%).

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