National security

Sep 30, 2014

Q. When it comes to issues of national security, do you think there should be more restrictions on rights and freedom for some people so there can be more security for others or do you think our current laws strike the right balance between freedom and security?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be more restrictions

50%

48%

66%

14%

50%

Current laws strike the right balance

34%

38%

21%

72%

42%

Don’t know

16%

14%

13%

13%

8%

50% think there should be more restrictions on rights and freedom for some people so there can be more security for others and 34% are more likely to think the current laws strike the right balance between freedom and security.

Those most in favour of more restrictions on rights and freedoms were Liberal/National voters (66%), aged 55+ (68%) and people who hadn’t completed secondary education (66%).

Those most likely to think current laws strike the right balance were Greens voters (72%), men (41%), aged 18-34 (43%) and university educated (43%).