Q. As far as you know, are most asylum seekers arriving by in Australia boat genuine refugees or are most of them not genuine refugees?
|Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other||Jan 2014|
|Most of them are genuine refugees||32%||37%||26%||64%||27%||30%|
|Most of them are not genuine refugees||43%||40%||53%||16%||50%||47%|
43% of respondents believe that most asylum seekers arriving by boat are not genuine refugees – 32% believe most are genuine refugees. This is a shift toward believing they are genuine since this question was asked in January last year.
Those more likely to think most are not genuine refugees were Liberal/National voters (53%) and aged 55+ (59%). Those more likely to think most are genuine refugees were Greens voters (64%), Labor voters (37%) and those with university education (42%).
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