Government Regulation

Apr 30, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Governments making laws to regulate the following?

 

Total approve

Total disapprove

Strongly approve

Approve

Disapprove

Strongly disapprove

Don’t know

Wearing seatbelts in cars

97%

2%

74%

23%

2%

*

1%

Wearing bike helmets

94%

6%

65%

29%

5%

1%

1%

Personal use of recreational drugs

59%

34%

32%

27%

19%

15%

7%

Smoking in public places

67%

30%

40%

27%

16%

14%

3%

Buying and consuming alcohol

69%

26%

26%

43%

19%

7%

5%

Shopping hours

56%

38%

16%

40%

28%

10%

6%

Cigarette packaging

64%

29%

35%

29%

16%

13%

6%

Junk food advertising

66%

28%

29%

37%

19%

9%

6%

Films (i.e. censorship)

62%

31%

20%

42%

20%

11%

7%

The internet

49%

43%

19%

30%

23%

20%

8%

 

For each of the areas listed above (except for ‘the internet’) more than half of respondents approve of Governments making laws to regulate the area.

 

The highest levels of approval were for ‘wearing seatbelts in cars’ (97% approve) and ‘wearing bike helmets’ (94% approve).

 

The highest levels of disapproval were for ‘the internet’ (43% disapprove) and ‘shopping hours’ (38% disapprove).

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