Essential Report

Treatment of Schapelle Corby

Feb 18, 2014

Q. Do you think the treatment of Schapelle Corby and the time she served in prison for drug trafficking was too harsh, too lenient or about right?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Too harsh

25%

22%

28%

21%

25%

30%

Too lenient

21%

25%

17%

23%

22%

19%

About right

37%

40%

35%

35%

37%

41%

Don’t know

16%

13%

19%

21%

17%

10%

37% think that the treatment and prison time served by Shapelle Corby was about right, 25% think it was too harsh and 21% too lenient.

Women (28%) and those aged 55+ (30%) were a little more likely to think it was too harsh.

Interest in Schapelle Corby

Feb 18, 2014

Q. How interested are you in reading and hearing news and comment about Schapelle Corby?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Very interested

6%

4%

9%

7%

7%

5%

Somewhat interested

21%

22%

20%

28%

20%

15%

Not very interested

24%

25%

24%

19%

26%

29%

Not at all interested

47%

48%

46%

45%

46%

51%

Don’t know

1%

1%

1%

1%

2%

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Only 6% say they are very interested in reading and hearing news and comment about Schapelle Corby and a further 21% say thewy are somewhat interested. 71% are either not very interested or not at all interested.

Those most interested were aged 18-34 (36% very/somewhat interested), those on incomes under $600pw (35%) and those who had not completed secondary education (32%).

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