Essential Report

Approval of GM crops

Feb 18, 2014

 Q. Do you approve or disapprove of permitting genetically modified crops to be grown in Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

32%

33%

31%

23%

32%

Total disapprove

50%

47%

51%

62%

59%

Strongly approve

6%

7%

7%

3%

7%

Approve

24%

26%

24%

20%

25%

Disapprove

26%

25%

28%

23%

27%

Strongly disapprove

24%

22%

23%

39%

32%

Don’t know

19%

20%

18%

14%

8%

32% approve permitting genetically modified crops to be grown in Australia and 50% disapprove.

Those most likely to disapprove were women (57%) and aged 45-64 (57%).

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