Types of Government regulation

Feb 14, 2017

Q. Do you think there needs to be more or less Government regulation of the following, or is the current regulation about right?

  More regulation Less regulation Current regulation about right Don’t know
Air and water quality 38% 7% 37% 17%
Environmental protection laws 44% 12% 30% 14%
Public health standards 44% 10% 34% 12%
Educational regulations – eg teacher standards, 47% 11% 28% 14%
National security measures such as anti-terrorism laws 47% 10% 29% 14%
Child safety regulations 45% 9% 32% 13%
Traffic regulations 22% 23% 43% 12%
Alcohol regulations such as lock-out laws 30% 24% 32% 13%
Anti-discrimination regulations 32% 17% 37% 14%
Regulations on use of public space 18% 24% 41% 18%
Development regulation – eg zoning and DAs 27% 21% 33% 20%
Professional standards – eg electrician licensing 33% 10% 41% 16%
Laws prohibiting particular drugs 42% 21% 24% 14%
Consumer protection regulation 42% 8% 35% 16%

Close to half the respondents think there needs to be more regulation of education (47%), national security (47%), child safety (45%), public health (44%) and the environment (44%).

They are more likely to think there is enough regulation of traffic (43%), use of public space (41%) and professional standards (41%).

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