Essential Report

Syrian Refugees

Sep 15, 2015

Q. The current Australian refugee in-take is capped at 13,750. In response to the refugee crisis in Europe, the Federal government has said it will take an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria, on top of the 13,750 they take annually. These refugees will be settled permanently. Do you think the Federal government should have taken more than 12,000, less than 12,000 or is that about the right amount?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
More than 12,000 19% 25% 12% 46% 18%
Less than 12,000 36% 38% 39% 16% 42%
That figure is about right 30% 26% 37% 25% 30%
Don’t know 15% 12% 13% 13% 10%

The largest proportion of Australians (36%) believe that the Federal government should have taken less than 12,000 refugees from Syria.

30% believe the figure is about right, while 19% think the Federal government should have taken more.

15% don’t know.

Both Labor (38%) and Coalition (39%) voters were more likely to think the Federal government should have taken less than 12,000. Greens voters (46%) were more likely to think they should have taken more.

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