Essential Report

Number of refugees

Nov 18, 2014

Q. How many refugees do you think Australia takes in every year?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

About 5,000

10%

12%

7%

18%

9%

About 10,000

12%

14%

13%

15%

6%

About 15,000

15%

15%

15%

16%

20%

About 25,000

19%

19%

20%

17%

24%

About 50,000

14%

13%

16%

6%

19%

Don’t know

31%

28%

29%

28%

22%

10% think we take in about 5,000 refugees every year, 27% think we take in 10,000 or 15,000 and 33% think we take in 25,000 or more. The official figure is around 13,000.

There were not large differences in the responses across voter groups although Greens voters were more likely to give a lower estimate (33% said 5,000 or 10,000 – compared to 22% of the total) and other party voters were more likely to give a higher estimate (43% said 25,000 or 50,000).

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