Essential Report

Government funding for gas pipelines

Aug 25, 2020

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the use of taxpayer money to fund a gas pipelines in Australia?

 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor Liberal + National Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly oppose 13% 15% 11% 13% 16% 11% 17% 7% 29% 19%
Somewhat oppose 14% 14% 14% 17% 15% 10% 17% 11% 22% 11%
Neither support, nor oppose 32% 27% 37% 36% 28% 33% 34% 29% 29% 36%
Somewhat support 16% 19% 13% 10% 17% 20% 12% 24% 8% 15%
Strongly support 11% 17% 5% 10% 10% 13% 9% 16% 7% 9%
Unsure 14% 9% 19% 14% 14% 14% 10% 13% 6% 11%
TOTAL: Oppose 27% 28% 26% 29% 31% 21% 35% 18% 51% 29%
TOTAL: Support 27% 36% 18% 21% 27% 33% 21% 40% 15% 24%
Base (n) 1,068 513 555 317 370 381 313 447 96 118

 

  • Overall, support and opposition towards government funding for gas pipelines is equal (both 27%). 32% neither support nor oppose and 14% are unsure on the issue
  • Support for funding is highest among men (36%), those aged over 55 years (33%) and Coalition voters (40%).

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