Concern about the risk of terrorism in Australia

Oct 25, 2016

Q. How concerned are you about the risk of a terrorism attack on Australian soil?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
TOTAL Concern 72%   74% 80% 42% 76%
Very concerned 24%   23% 28% 2% 33%
Somewhat concerned 48%   51% 52% 40% 43%
Not very concerned 19%   20% 15% 39% 17%
Not at all concerned 6%   5% 4% 19% 7%
Don’t know 3%   1% 1% 0% 1%

 

Almost three quarters of Australians (72%) are concerned about the risk of a terrorism attack on Australian soil. 24% of those are ‘very’ concerned.

Greens voters (42%) are less likely than Labor (74%), Lib/Nat (80%) or Other voters (76%) to be concerned.

Older Australians were more likely to be concerned; 81% of those aged 55+ compared to 71% of those aged 35-54 and 63% of those aged 34 and under were concerned.

There were no significant differences between males and females.