Tax on religious organisations

Apr 5, 2016

Q. In Australia, religious organisations are not required to pay taxes. Do you approve or disapprove of religious organisations having tax-exempt status?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 24%   23% 29% 16% 18%
Total disapprove 64%   67% 63% 79% 69%
Strongly approve 7%   9% 7% 1% 8%
Approve 17%   14% 22% 15% 10%
Disapprove 25%   28% 27% 21% 16%
Strongly Disapprove 39%   39% 36% 58% 53%
Don’t know 13%   10% 9% 5% 13%

24% approve of religious organisations having tax-exempt status and 64% disapprove.

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (79%) and aged 55+ (73%).

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