Essential Report

Uranium exploration and mining

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of expanding uranium exploration and mining in Australia?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

41%

36%

54%

27%

Total disapprove

41%

47%

28%

64%

Strongly approve

8%

7%

11%

9%

Approve

33%

29%

43%

18%

Disapprove

23%

30%

15%

26%

Strongly disapprove

18%

17%

13%

38%

Don’t know

19%

17%

18%

9%

Respondents were evenly divided over expanding uranium exploration and mining in Australia – 41% approve and 41% disapprove.

Labor voters and Greens voters were more likely to disapprove while more than half (54%) Liberal/National voters approve.

Men split 56% approve/30% disapprove compared to women 24% approve/50% disapprove.

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