Immigration and Religion

Oct 11, 2016

Q. When a family applies to migrate to Australia, should it be possible for them to be rejected purely on the basis of their religion?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Feb 2011 Sep 2014
Should be rejected on basis of religion 24%   19% 30% 16% 41%   19% 21%
Should not be rejected on basis of religion 56%   64% 51% 73% 45%   65% 63%
Don’t know 20%   17% 19% 12% 13%   15% 17%

56% believed that when a family applies to migrate to Australia, they should not be rejected purely on the basis of their religion and 24% think it should be possible to reject purely based on religion. This represents a drop in opposition to rejecting migrants purely on the basis of religion.

Liberal voters were a little more supportive of being able to reject based on religion (30%) and Greens voters were strongly opposed (73%). 64% of those aged under 35 were opposed.

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