Statements about immigration

May 18, 2016

 Q. Each year Australia accepts thousands of migrants – mainly skilled migrants and family reunion programs but also some refugees fleeing persecution. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about migrants and refugees in Australia?

  Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
The level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high 59% 28%   26% 33% 20% 8% 13%
Overall, migrants have made a positive contribution to Australian society 63% 25%   19% 44% 17% 8% 13%
Multiculturalism and cultural diversity has enriched the social and economic lives of all Australians. 62% 27%   18% 44% 19% 8% 11%
Multiculturalism has failed and caused social division and religious extremism in Australia. 46% 40%   19% 27% 28% 12% 13%
I would trust the Liberal Party to have the right policies on immigration 41% 36%   13% 28% 17% 19% 24%
I would trust the Labor Party to have the right policies on immigration 28% 47%   7% 21% 25% 22% 25%
Australia should increase its intake of refugees due to the refugee crisis in Europe. 28% 57%   8% 20% 25% 32% 15%
Accepting refugees is something a wealthy nation like Australia should do to support poorer nations 38% 48%   11% 27% 25% 23% 14%

 

 

  Born overseas agree Born overseas disagree   Parents born overseas agree Parents born overseas disagree   Australian born agree Australian born disagree
The level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high 60% 28%   58% 28%   60% 27%
Overall, migrants have made a positive contribution to Australian society 69% 20%   60% 26%   60% 27%
Multiculturalism and cultural diversity has enriched the social and economic lives of all Australians. 71% 23%   62% 24%   57% 31%
Multiculturalism has failed and caused social division and religious extremism in Australia. 43% 48%   48% 38%   49% 38%
I would trust the Liberal Party to have the right policies on immigration 45% 32%   44% 33%   37% 39%
I would trust the Labor Party to have the right policies on immigration 34% 42%   32% 42%   22% 52%
Australia should increase its intake of refugees due to the refugee crisis in Europe. 31% 56%   27% 55%   27% 58%
Accepting refugees is something a wealthy nation like Australia should do to support poorer nations 40% 48%   39% 44%   37% 50%


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