Access to child care

May 12, 2015

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view? 

Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
All Australian children should have access to childcare and early learning 55% 59% 50% 77% 48% 51% 60% 66% 53% 46%
Childcare and early learning should be dependent on whether both parents meet government tests on being in work or actively looking for work 34% 31% 43% 20% 36% 38% 31% 24% 35% 45%
Don’t know 11% 10% 8% 3% 16% 11% 10% 10% 12% 9%

 

55% are more likely to agree that all Australian children should have access to childcare and early learning and 34% are more likely to agree that child care and early learning should be dependent on whether both parents meet government tests on being in work or actively looking for work.

Those most likely to agree that all Australian children should have access to childcare and early learning were women (60%), aged 18-34 (66%) and with children in the household (62%).

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