Human rights obligations

Mar 17, 2015

Q. How concerned are you that Australia has been criticised by the United Nations for failing to meet its international human rights obligations in the treatment of asylum seekers? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total concerned

44%

59%

23%

83%

40%

Total not concerned

48%

33%

71%

14%

58%

Very concerned

21%

28%

7%

64%

21%

Somewhat concerned

23%

31%

16%

19%

19%

Not very concerned

19%

15%

24%

11%

22%

Not at all concerned

29%

18%

47%

3%

36%

Don’t know

9%

7%

6%

3%

3%

44% were concerned that Australia has been criticised by the United Nations for failing to meet its international human rights obligations in the treatment of asylum seekers and 48% were not concerned.

Those most likely to be concerned were Labor voters (59%), Greens voters (83%), aged 18-34 (56%) and university educated (52%).

Those most likely to be not  concerned were Liberal/National voters (71%) and aged 55+ (63%).

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