Date of Australia Day

Sep 5, 2017

Q. Australia Day is celebrated annually on 26thJanuary, which is the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales. Would you support or oppose changing the date on which Australia Day is celebrated?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total support 26%   34% 23% 44% 18%   31% 23% 38% 25% 17%
Total oppose 54%   44% 68% 33% 72%   53% 56% 42% 53% 71%
Strongly support 14%   18% 10% 34% 13%   16% 13% 21% 13% 9%
Support 12%   16% 13% 10% 5%   15% 10% 17% 12% 8%
Oppose 16%   19% 18% 13% 9%   16% 17% 19% 15% 16%
Strongly oppose 38%   25% 49% 20% 63%   37% 39% 23% 38% 55%
No opinion 19%   22% 10% 23% 9%   17% 21% 20% 22% 12%

 

26% would support changing the date of Australia Day and 54% are opposed (including 38% strongly opposed).

Those most likely to support changing the date were Greens voters (44%), aged 18-34 (38%) and university educated (35%).