Coal vs renewables

Jul 21, 2015

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Governments should prioritise support for the coal industry over the renewable energy industry

6%

3%

14%

2%

Government should prioritise support for the renewable energy industry over the coal industry

50%

56%

39%

89%

56%

The Government should treat both industries equally

28%

28%

35%

5%

34%

Don’t know

15%

13%

12%

6%

8%

50% of respondents agree more with the statement that the Government should prioritise support for the renewable energy industry over the coal industry and only 6% think they should prioritise coal over renewables. 28% think they should treat both industries equally.

Those most likely to think the Government should give priority to renewable energy were Greens voters (89%) and respondents with university education (59%).

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