Essential Report

Political interference by other countries

Dec 19, 2017

Q. Do you think that interference in Australian politics by foreign countries is a major problem, minor problem, or not a problem at all?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
A major problem 37%   37% 37% 38% 48%
A minor problem 36%   38% 40% 37% 32%
Not a problem at all 12%   13% 13% 9% 6%
Don’t know 16%   11% 10% 15% 14%

 

37% think that interference in Australian politics by foreign countries is a major problem and 36% think it is a minor problem.

Voters for other parties are more likely to think it is a major problem (48%) but Labor, LNP and Greens voters hold similar views.

49% of those aged 55+ think it is a major problem.

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