Whether asylum seekers are genuine refugees

Jan 21, 2014

Q. As far as you know, are most asylum seekers arriving by in Australia boat genuine refugees or are most of them not genuine refugees?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Most of them are genuine refugees

30%

41%

18%

67%

24%

Most of them are not genuine refugees

47%

39%

59%

18%

54%

Don’t know

23%

20%

23%

15%

22%

47% of respondents believe that most asylum seekers arriving by boat are not genuine refugees – 30% believe most are genuine refugees.

Those more likely to think most are not genuine refugees were Liberal/National voters (59%), aged 45+ (55%) and those who had not completed secondary education (58%). Those more likely to think most are genuine refugees were  Greens voters (67%), Labor voters (41%) and those with university education (36%).

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