Christchurch Terror Attacks

Mar 26, 2019

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Mosque shooting in New Zealand?

  NET: Strongly / Somewhat agree NET: Strongly / Somewhat disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
Social media platforms should be forced to ensure violent material (such as the recording of the attack) is not broadcast 69% 11% 52% 17% 14% 6% 5% 6%
White extremism is every bit as dangerous as Muslim fundamentalism 63% 14% 44% 19% 17% 7% 6% 6%
Television networks and newspapers that have provided platforms (e.g. on lifestyle shows, breakfast TV or in opinion pieces) for people with extreme and racist views bear some responsibility for the attack 49% 19% 19% 30% 24% 11% 8% 8%
Politicians from Australia’s major political parties have deliberately stirred up anti-Islamic sentiment as a way of getting votes 42% 23% 20% 22% 26% 11% 11% 9%
It was an isolated act of evil and has nothing to do with broader political debates 40% 31% 18% 22% 21% 18% 12% 8%
In my everyday life, I regularly hear people saying things that are racist and/or Islamophobic 37% 33% 12% 25% 25% 20% 13% 5%

 

 NET: Strongly / Somewhat agree Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Social media platforms should be forced to ensure violent material (such as the recording of the attack) is not broadcast 69% 64% 74% 61% 68% 76%
White extremism is every bit as dangerous as Muslim fundamentalism 63% 61% 66% 55% 60% 73%
Television networks and newspapers that have provided platforms (e.g. on lifestyle shows, breakfast TV or in opinion pieces) for people with extreme and racist views bear some responsibility for the attack 49% 47% 50% 50% 45% 50%
Politicians from Australia’s major political parties have deliberately stirred up anti-Islamic sentiment as a way of getting votes 42% 45% 39% 49% 41% 37%
It was an isolated act of evil and has nothing to do with broader political debates 40% 44% 37% 37% 39% 44%
In my everyday life, I regularly hear people saying things that are racist and/or Islamophobic 37% 41% 34% 42% 40% 31%

 

 NET: Strongly / Somewhat agree Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
Social media platforms should be forced to ensure violent material (such as the recording of the attack) is not broadcast 69% 71% 69% 74% 67%
White extremism is every bit as dangerous as Muslim fundamentalism 63% 67% 64% 72% 57%
Television networks and newspapers that have provided platforms (e.g. on lifestyle shows, breakfast TV or in opinion pieces) for people with extreme and racist views bear some responsibility for the attack 49% 51% 45% 66% 48%
Politicians from Australia’s major political parties have deliberately stirred up anti-Islamic sentiment as a way of getting votes 42% 50% 31% 65% 43%
It was an isolated act of evil and has nothing to do with broader political debates 40% 34% 50% 29% 46%
In my everyday life, I regularly hear people saying things that are racist and/or Islamophobic 37% 38% 38% 46% 38%
  • 69% of Australians agree that ‘Social media platforms should be forced to ensure violent material (such as the recording of the attack) is not broadcast’. Women (74%), those over the age of 55 (76%) and Greens voters (74%) are most likely to agree with this statement.
  • 37% agree that they hear people saying things that are racist and/or or Islamophobic regularly.
  • 45% agree that ‘Politicians from Australia’s major political parties have deliberately stirred up anti-Islamic sentiment as a way of getting votes’. Agreement was highest among Labor (50%) and Greens (65%) voters. Those least likely to agree with the statement were Coalition voters (31%) and One nation voters (36%).