Essential Report

Radicalisation

Feb 16, 2016

Radicalisation is a process where people adopt an extreme set of attitudes which differ significantly from those of general society and may lead to acts of violence. Which of the following groups/institutions do you think should be most responsible for identifying radicalisation among young Australians: (select up to 3)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Parents 55%   52% 59% 60% 66%
Friends and peers 34%   32% 36% 37% 36%
Teachers 32%   33% 35% 28% 34%
Religious groups 24%   24% 28% 16% 32%
Police 21%   25% 20% 23% 23%
Government 20%   25% 19% 15% 26%
Community groups 16%   19% 15% 20% 17%
Counsellors/therapists 9%   10% 6% 19% 10%
Don’t know 15%   14% 8% 11% 4%

 

Most believe it is the people closest that have most responsibility for identifying radicalisation among young Australians. 60% think parents should be most responsible and 34% think friends and peers.

 

 

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