Q. It was recently announced by the South Australian government that technology company Tesla will construct the “world’s largest battery” in South Australia. The battery will store wind energy to be used in high-demand periods, with the aim of increasing the reliability of the South Australian energy grid. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other|
|Total good idea||73%||79%||70%||82%||69%|
|Total bad idea||5%||1%||8%||1%||11%|
|Very good idea||42%||48%||40%||46%||39%|
|Neither god nor bad idea||14%||12%||14%||13%||14%|
|Very bad idea||3%||<1%||5%||–||6%|
73% agree that the construction of the battery in South Australia is a good idea and 5% think it is a bad idea. Those most likely to think it is a good idea were Greens voters (82%), Labor voters (79%) and university educated (79%).
65% of South Australian respondents think it is a good idea, 8% think it is a bad idea and 22% think it is neither. (note – small sample)
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