Support towards excluding agriculture from 2050 net zero emissions target

Feb 16, 2021

Q. The deputy PM Michael McCormack says agriculture could be excluded from the new 2050 net zero emissions target because regional Australia is still recovering from drought, bushfires, flood and the Covid-19 pandemic, and this target will “…hurt regional Australia”.

To what extent do you support or oppose this proposition to exclude agriculture from the new 2050 net zero emissions target? 

  Total Federal Voting Intention
  Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 17% 10% 26% 8% 22%
Somewhat support 27% 31% 29% 21% 17%
Somewhat oppose 17% 19% 15% 18% 17%
Strongly oppose 15% 16% 10% 30% 20%
Unsure 24% 24% 20% 22% 23%
TOTAL: Support 44% 41% 55% 29% 39%
TOTAL: Oppose 32% 35% 25% 48% 37%
Base (n) 1,109 359 428 101 131
  • More people support excluding agriculture from the 2050 net zero emissions target than those who oppose this proposition (44% vs 32%).
  • About a quarter (24%) are unsure.
  • Compared to other voters, Greens voters are the most likely to oppose this exclusion (48%) and Coalition voters are the most likely to support it (55%).

Support for zero-carbon pollution target for 2050

Feb 25, 2020

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose setting a zero-carbon pollution target for 2050 if it were adopted by the Federal Government?

    Federal Voting Intention (Lower House) Jan’20
Total Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strongly support 31% 38% 22% 59% 19% 32%
Somewhat support 44% 42% 46% 33% 44% 39%
Somewhat oppose 15% 13% 17% 6% 17% 18%
Strongly oppose 11% 7% 15% 2% 20% 12%
NET: Support 75% 80% 68% 91% 63% 71%
NET: Oppose 25% 20% 32% 9% 37% 29%
Base (n) 1,090 336 390 104 146 1,080
  • 75% of participants support setting a zero-carbon pollution target for 2050 if it were adopted by the Federal Government, up from 71% in January.
  • The majority of all party voter support the introduction of targets. 91% of Greens voters, 80% of Labor and 68% of Coalition party voters all support the introduction of targets.
  • Women (79%), capital city residents (77%) and Greens voters (91%) are most likely to support this initiative.
  • Men (70%), non-capital city residents (70%) and independent/other party voters (63%) are least likely to support this initiative.

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