Coal seam gas mining

Mar 21, 2017

Q. There is currently debate over the exploration and extraction of coal seam gas in Australia. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Coal seam gas mining should be banned completely 25%   28% 19% 53% 23%
Coal seam gas mining on farming land should be restricted 31%   32% 39% 24% 28%
There is sufficient current regulation of coal seam gas mining 14%   14% 19% 5% 17%
Don’t know 29%   26% 22% 18% 32%

 

31% think that coal seam gas mining on farming land should be restricted and 25% think coal seam gas mining should be banned completely. Only 14% think there is sufficient current regulation of coal seam gas mining.

Liberal/National voters are more likely tot think coal seam gas mining on farming land should be restricted (39%) while more than half (53%) of Greens voters think it should be banned completely.

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