Threat of terrorism

Mar 3, 2015

Q. Over the last few years, do you think that the threat of terrorism happening in Australia has increased, decreased or stayed much the same? 

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Sep 2014

Total increased

75%

74%

84%

54%

83%

57%

Total decreased

2%

3%

2%

3%

1%

6%

Increased a lot

39%

37%

46%

18%

52%

22%

Increased a little

36%

37%

38%

36%

31%

35%

Stayed about the same

20%

21%

14%

39%

13%

33%

Decreased a little

1%

2%

1%

1%

3%

Decreased a lot

1%

1%

1%

2%

1%

3%

Don’t know

4%

1%

1%

5%

3%

4%

 

75% think that the threat of terrorism happening in Australia has increased – up from 57% recorded in September. 20% (down 13%) think it has stayed about the same and 2% (down 4%) think it has decreased.

Those most likely to think it has increased were Liberal/National voters (84%) and those aged 55+ (85%).

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