Roads vs public transport

Oct 6, 2015

Q: Do you think it is more important to expand public transport or more important to build new roads and freeways?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
More important to expand public transport 56% 57% 52% 77% 52%
More important to build roads and freeways 33% 34% 41% 18% 36%
Don’t know 11% 9% 7% 5% 12%

56% think that it is more important to expand public transport and 33% think it is more important to build roads and freeways.

Those more supportive of expanding public transport were aged 18-24 (65%), people from Victoria (64%) and those with university education (66%).

Those more supportive of building roads and freeways were aged 35-44 (40%) and people from Queensland (41%).

Building roads and freeways

Oct 6, 2015

Q: Do you approve of paying tolls for new roads and freeways or do you think new roads and freeways should only be built if the Government can pay for them without charging tolls?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Pay tolls for new roads/freeways 24% 23% 31% 21% 18%
Only build new roads/freeways if Government can pay for them without tolls 64% 67% 59% 67% 74%
Don’t know 12% 10% 10% 12% 8% 

64% think that new roads and freeways should only be built if the Government can pay for them without charging tolls and 24% approve of paying tolls for new roads and freeways.

Those most likely to approve paying tolls were aged 65+ (32%), earning $1,600+ pw (29%) and university educated (29%).

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