Decriminalisation of drugs

Sep 13, 2016

Q. Would you support decriminalisation of any of the following illegal drugs in Australia:

  Yes No Don’t know   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Cannabis 47% 39% 13%   52% 43% 63% 49%
Ecstasy 12% 81% 7%   12% 11% 16% 14%
Amphetamines (such as speed or ice) 10% 83% 7%   10% 8% 15% 10%
Cocaine 12% 82% 6%   10% 12% 16% 12%
Heroin 11% 82% 7%   11% 10% 14% 10%

 There was strong opposition (over 80%) to decriminalising all drugs except cannabis.

47% thought that cannabis should be decriminalised. Those most in favour of decriminalising cannabis were Greens voters (63%), Labor voters (52%), and aged 18-24 (53%).