Carbon pricing

Oct 1, 2013

Q. Do you support or oppose the previous Labor Government’s carbon pricing scheme which was introduced in July 2012 and requires industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

 

7 Mar 2011

14 June

19 Sep

21 Nov

25 Jun 2012

2 Oct

29 Jan 2013

27 May

 

Total

1 Oct

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

37%

43%

39%

65%

14%

86%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

50%

43%

47%

21%

76%

9%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

11%

15%

15%

28%

2%

47%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

26%

28%

24%

37%

12%

39%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

22%

20%

23%

14%

35%

7%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

28%

23%

24%

7%

41%

2%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

12%

13%

15%

15%

10%

4%

Support for carbon pricing has dropped since the last time the question was polled in May. Support is down four points to 39% and opposition up four points to 47%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Labor voters (65%) and Greens voters (86%) were the most likely to support carbon pricing, whereas 76% of Coalition voters oppose it.

Younger respondents were more likely to support carbon pricing than older respondents – for those aged under 35, 47% support and 34% oppose while 64% of those aged 55+ oppose and 29% support.

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