Opinion of NBN

Feb 14, 2011

Q. From what you’ve heard, do you favour or oppose the planned national broadband network (NBN)?

27 Sep 2010 14 Feb 2011 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total favour 56% 48% 65% 30% 71%
Total oppose 18% 31% 12% 55% 13%
Strongly favour 27% 19% 30% 8% 38%
Favour 29% 29% 35% 22% 33%
Oppose 12% 16% 8% 26% 8%
Strongly oppose 6% 15% 4% 29% 5%
Don’t know 26% 22% 22% 15% 15%

48% favour the planned national broadband network and 31% oppose. This represents a significant drop in support for the NBN since this question was asked in September last year.

By age, under 35’s favour the NBN by 46%/23% but those aged 55+ are split 42%/42%.