Funding of Australia’s Olympic Team

Aug 6, 2012

Q. Direct Federal funding of Australia’s Olympic team over the past four years has been at least $589 million – which equates to about $39 million for each gold medal. Do you think this investment is too much, not enough or about right?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Very/quite important

Not so/not at all important

Too much

58%

60%

55%

71%

47%

68%

Not enough

9%

8%

11%

6%

14%

5%

About right

19%

21%

20%

14%

25%

14%

Don’t know

14%

11%

13%

9%

14%

13%

58% think that funding invested in the Australian Olympic team over the last 4 years has been too much, 9% think it is not enough and 19% think it is about right.

Of those who think winning gold medals is very/quite important, 47% think that funding has been too much, 14% think it is not enough and 25% think it is about right.