Q. There have recently been protests held in some Australian cities – similar to the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in USA – against “corporate greed” and the power of major banks and multinational corporations. Which best describes your opinion of these protests?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Agree with their concerns and support the protests||29%||36%||18%||59%|
|Agree with their concerns but don’t support the protests||40%||37%||48%||27%|
|Don’t agree with their concerns||13%||10%||19%||5%|
69% say they agree with the concerns of the “occupy” protests – made up of 29% who support the protests and 40% who don’t support the protests. Only 13% say they don’t agree with their concerns.
A majority (59%) of Greens voters support the protests compared to only 18% of Liberal/National voters – although only 19% of Liberal/National voters disagree with their concerns. Labor voters are split over support for the protests – 36% support them and 37% agree with their concerns but don’t support the protests.
Support for the concerns of the protests is strongest among older respondents (aged 55+), 28% support the protests and a further 48% agree with their concerns.
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