Essential Report

Regulation of Media

Jul 25, 2011

Q. Thinking about the media in Australia, do you think there needs to be more or less regulation of the media or is the present level of regulation about right?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Needs to be more regulation 48% 54% 39% 73%
Needs to be less regulation 6% 5% 6% 3%
Present regulation about right 31% 26% 40% 15%
Don’t know 15% 15% 13% 9%

48% of respondents think that there needs to be more regulation of media in Australia. 31% think that the current level of regulation in about right.

Green voters (73%) are the most likely to think that there needs to be more regulation. This is followed by those that vote Labor (54%) and those that vote Lib/Nat (39%).

There was little difference between the genders, states or ages.

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