Essential Report

Position on Live Cattle Exports

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Australia should not export live cattle to any country at all 22% 26% 18% 30%
Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely 58% 57% 59% 56%
Australia should export live cattle to any country that wants them 14% 11% 19% 5%
Don’t know 6% 5% 4% 8%

58% believe that Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely and 22% think Australia should not export live cattle to any country at all. Only 14% think Australia should export live cattle to any country that wants them.

A majority of all voter and demographic groups think Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely.

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