Opinion of retaining personal information

Nov 11, 2014

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Aug 2014

Governments having access to personal telephone and internet information is necessary to protect society from terrorist or criminal actions.

41%

32%

67%

17%

30%

37%

Governments are increasingly using the argument about terrorism to collect and store personal data and information, and this is a dangerous direction for society

44%

56%

22%

69%

63%

49%

Don’t know

15%

12%

11%

14%

7%

13%

Opinions were divided between the two statements. 41% agreed more that “Governments having access to personal telephone and internet information is necessary to protect society from terrorist or criminal actions” and 44% agreed more that “Governments are increasingly using the argument about terrorism to collect and store personal data and information, and this is a dangerous direction for society”

Since this question was asked in August there has been a shift to agreeing that “Governments having access to personal telephone and internet information is necessary to protect society from terrorist or criminal actions” – from 37% to 41%.

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