Essential Report

Refugee Intake

Oct 5, 2016

Q. Do you support or oppose the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to permanently increase Australia’s annual refugee intake from 13,750 to 18,750 including taking refugees from Central America?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total support 39%   44% 38% 74% 26%   40% 37% 46% 37% 33%
Total oppose 44%   39% 45% 20% 65%   46% 42% 32% 45% 56%
Strongly support 11%   13% 8% 32% 7%   9% 12% 15% 11% 5%
Support 28%   31% 30% 42% 19%   31% 25% 31% 26% 28%
Oppose 21%   19% 29% 13% 16%   21% 22% 15% 22% 29%
Strongly oppose 23%   20% 16% 7% 49%   25% 20% 17% 23% 27%
Don’t know 17%   16% 16% 5% 9%   14% 20% 22% 18% 10%

 

 

39% support the recent decision to permanently increase Australia’s annual refugee intake from 13,750 to 18,750 and 44% oppose.

 

Those more likely to support the decision were Greens voters (74%), aged 18-34 (46%) and university educated (51%).

Those more likely to oppose the decision were other party voters (65%), aged 55+ (56%) and those who had not completed secondary schooling (56%).

 

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