Essential Report

Who should be Knights and Dames

Apr 1, 2014

Q. Which of the following groups of people do you think should be given the honour of Knight or Dame?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

People who have served the community

57%

49%

64%

57%

62%

Scientists

45%

37%

52%

55%

40%

Defence force chiefs

33%

27%

44%

14%

32%

Judges

23%

19%

27%

32%

14%

Artists

18%

20%

19%

20%

8%

Business leaders

16%

10%

24%

9%

11%

Senior public servants

16%

12%

19%

24%

13%

Actors

15%

18%

18%

9%

11%

Sports stars

14%

15%

18%

4%

9%

Former politicians

13%

12%

15%

17%

7%

There was highest support for awarding the honours of Knight and Dame to “people who have served the community” (57%), scientists (45%) and defence force chiefs (33%).

Liberal/National voters were more likely to support awarding the honours to people who have served the community (64%), scientists (52%), defence force chiefs (44%) and business leaders (24%).

Greens voters were more likely to support awarding the honours to scientists (55%), judges (32%) and senior public servants (24%).

Labor voters were less likely to support awarding the honours to almost all categories.

Interestingly, those aged 18-34 were more supportive of awarding the honours to former politicians (23%), sports stars (19%), senior public servants (30%) and judges (34%).

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