Employment by religious organisations

Jan 21, 2013

Q.  Should religious organisations be allowed to refuse to hire people who don’t live according to the organisations’ beliefs?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes

34%

26%

42%

22%

34%

33%

35%

31%

37%

No

52%

58%

48%

63%

54%

51%

54%

50%

54%

Don’t know

14%

16%

10%

15%

12%

15%

11%

19%

9%

34% think that religious organisations should be allowed to refuse to hire people who don’t live according to the organisations’ beliefs and 52% think they should not.

Those most likely to think they should not were Labor voters (58%), Greens voters (63%) and respondents on lower incomes (57% of those earning less than $1,000pw).