Essential Report

Support for Federal ICAC

Oct 12, 2021

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the establishment of an independent federal anti-corruption body to monitor the behaviour of our politicians and public servants?

Q Oct’21 Nov’20 Jan’20 Dec’19 Sep’18
Strongly support 46% 45% 49% 42% 46%
Somewhat support 32% 36% 31% 33% 36%
Somewhat oppose 8% 5% 5% 7% 4%
Strongly oppose 3% 1% 2% 2% 1%
Unsure 11% 13% 13% 17% 14%
TOTAL: Support 78% 81% 80% 75% 82%
TOTAL: Oppose 11% 6% 7% 8% 5%
Base (n) 1,097 1,063 1,080 1,035 1,030

 

Q Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 46% 49% 43% 38% 46% 52% 52% 40% 54% 51%
Somewhat support 32% 30% 35% 34% 32% 31% 31% 37% 24% 28%
Somewhat oppose 8% 10% 6% 12% 8% 5% 6% 10% 8% 7%
Strongly oppose 3% 4% 2% 4% 4% 2% 3% 2% 2% 6%
Unsure 11% 7% 15% 12% 11% 10% 8% 10% 13% 8%
TOTAL: Support 78% 79% 77% 72% 78% 83% 84% 77% 78% 79%
TOTAL: Oppose 11% 14% 8% 16% 11% 7% 9% 13% 9% 13%
Base (n) 1,097 540 557 342 366 389 362 414 94 138
  • Support for the establishment of a federal ICAC remains high at 78%, with 46% strongly supporting this. This is consistent with previous years.
  • A large majority of all demographics would support a federal ICAC.
  • There is strongest support among those aged over 55 (52% strongly support, Labor voters (52%) and Greens voters (54%). Coalition voters were most likely to oppose a federal ICAC (13%).

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