Coal vs renewables

Jul 16, 2018

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jul 2015 Apr 2018
Governments should prioritise support for the coal industry over the renewable energy industry 16%   13% 24% 8% 22%   6% 13%
Government should prioritise support for the renewable energy industry over the coal industry 38%   48% 28% 67% 34%   50% 37%
The Government should treat both industries equally 34%   30% 42% 16% 36%   28% 35%
Don’t know 12%   9% 6% 9% 8%   15% 15%

 

 

38% (up 1% since April) of respondents agree more with the statement that the Government should prioritise support for the renewable energy industry over the coal industry and only 16% (up 3%) think they should prioritise coal over renewables. 34% (down 1%) think they should treat both industries equally.

 

Those most likely to think the Government should give priority to renewable energy were Greens voters (67%), Labor voters (48%) and respondents with university education (45%).

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