Essential Report

Government access to phone and Internet records

Feb 18, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Australian Government being able to access your phone and internet records without a warrant?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

16%

10%

24%

11%

19%

Total disapprove

80%

88%

71%

85%

80%

Strongly approve

4%

1%

6%

3%

5%

Approve

12%

9%

18%

8%

14%

Disapprove

24%

22%

28%

24%

20%

Strongly disapprove

56%

66%

43%

61%

60%

Don’t know

4%

3%

6%

3%

1%

80% disapprove of the Australian Government being able to access their phone and internet records without a warrant and 16% approve.

Disapproval was over 70% for all demographic groups.

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