Carbon pricing

May 27, 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 11

14 June

19
Sep

21 Nov

25
Jun
12

2
Oct

29
Jan
13

Total
27
May

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

37%

43%

70%

22%

79%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

50%

43%

18%

69%

12%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

11%

15%

30%

4%

34%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

26%

28%

40%

18%

45%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

22%

20%

12%

28%

5%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

28%

23%

6%

41%

7%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

12%

13%

12%

9%

9%

Support for carbon pricing has increased significantly since the last time the question was polled in January. Support is up six points to 43% and opposition down seven points to 43%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Labor voters (70%) and Greens voters (79%) were the most likely to support carbon pricing, whereas 69% of Coalition voters oppose it.

Younger respondents were more likely to support carbon pricing than older respondents – for those aged under 35, 52% support and 25% oppose while 56% of those aged 55+ oppose and 39% support.

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