Essential Report

Learning Asian languages

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of making it a priority for Australian students to learn Asian languages?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

50%

57%

46%

64%

Total disapprove

38%

29%

46%

26%

Strongly approve

9%

14%

5%

18%

Approve

41%

43%

41%

46%

Disapprove

22%

18%

25%

10%

Strongly disapprove

16%

11%

21%

16%

Don’t know

13%

15%

8%

10%

50% approve of making it a priority for Australian students to learn Asian languages and 38% disapprove. A majority of Labor voters and Greens voters approve but Liberal/National voters are split with 46% approve and 46% disapprove.

There were no major differences across age groups. 57% of full-time workers approve and 33% dispapprove.

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