Carbon pricing

Jan 29, 2013

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s carbon pricing scheme which was introduced in July 2012 and requires industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

 

7 Mar 2011

14 June 2011

19 Sep 2011

21 Nov 2011

25 Jun 2012

2 Oct 12

Total

29 Jan 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

37%

60%

19%

61%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

50%

24%

75%

30%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

11%

21%

3%

23%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

26%

39%

16%

38%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

22%

16%

27%

19%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

28%

8%

48%

11%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

12%

16%

7%

9%

Support for carbon pricing has not changed significantly since the last time the question was polled in October 2012. Support is down a point to 37% and opposition up 2 points to 50%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Labor voters (60%) and Greens voters (61%) were the most likely to support carbon pricing, whereas 75% of Coalition voters oppose it.

Younger respondents were more likely to support carbon pricing than older respondents – for those aged under 35, 44% support and 39% oppose while 60% of those aged 55+ oppose and 35% support.

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