Essential Report

View of multiculturalism

Mar 3, 2015

Q. Which of the following statements is closer to your view about multiculturalism? 

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Feb 2011

Sep 2014

 

Multiculturalism and cultural diversity has enriched the social and economic lives of all Australians.

55%

58%

54%

80%

38%

53%

55%

Multiculturalism has failed and caused social division and religious extremism in Australia.

33%

31%

37%

12%

54%

38%

34%

Don’t know

12%

11%

9%

8%

9%

9%

11%

 

55% think that multiculturalism and cultural diversity has enriched the social and economic lives of all Australians while 33% agree more that multiculturalism has failed and caused social division and religious extremism in Australia. These results are almost identical to when this question was asked in September.

Those most likely to have a positive view of multiculturalism were aged under 35 (66%), Greens voters (80%) and those with university education (72%).

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