Support towards a separate national day

Jan 19, 2021

Q. It has been suggested that Australia should have a separate national day to recognise Indigenous Australians. Do you…?

  Jan‘21 Jan‘20 Jan’19 Oct‘18
Support a separate day and keep Australia Day 35% 32% 37% 36%
Support a separate day to replace Australia Day 18% 18% 15% 14%
Do not support a separate day 35% 40% 40% 37%
Don’t know 12% 11% 8% 12%
TOTAL: Support a separate day 53% 50% 52% 50%
Base (n) 1,084 1,080 1,652 1,027
  • Support for a separate day to recognise Indigenous Australians (either in place, or alongside Australia Day) is now at 53% (50% in 2020).
  • 35% support including a separate national day with a further 18% supporting a replacement of Australia Day.
  • Over a third (35%) don’t support a separate day.
  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Support a separate day and keep Australia Day 35% 38% 32% 39% 41% 26% 43% 36% 24% 30%
Support a separate day to replace Australia Day 18% 16% 20% 27% 16% 13% 18% 13% 53% 17%
Do not support a separate day 35% 35% 34% 17% 29% 55% 29% 45% 14% 45%
Don’t know 12% 11% 14% 16% 14% 6% 11% 7% 9% 8%
TOTAL: Support a separate day 53% 54% 52% 67% 56% 39% 61% 49% 77% 47%
Base (n) 1,084 539 545 341 358 385 334 431 118 106
  • Support for a separate day is highest among Greens voters (77%), Labor voters (61%) and those aged 18-34 (67%).

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