Pill testing

Jan 15, 2019

Q. Thinking about drug policy, do you support or oppose pill testing services (where trained counsellors provide risk reduction advice informed by on-site, laboratory analysis of people’s drugs)?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Dec 18
NET: Support 63%   73% 57% 74% 58%   65% 62% 73% 57% 61% 59%
NET: Oppose 24%   18% 33% 17% 30%   28% 21% 17% 23% 32% 17%
Strongly support 30%   36% 23% 39% 31%   28% 31% 37% 26% 28% 23%
Support 34%   37% 33% 36% 28%   36% 31% 36% 31% 34% 36%
Oppose 12%   10% 17% 6% 12%   12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 8%
Strongly oppose 13%   8% 15% 11% 17%   16% 9% 5% 11% 20% 9%
Don’t know 12%   9% 10% 9% 12%   8% 17% 11% 20% 7% 25%

Over six in ten Australians (63%) support pill testing services. The majority of Labor (73%) and Coalition (57%) voters support pill testing as well as both genders (65% men and 62% women support) and age groups.

Support for these services has increased 4%pts from last month (up from 59% support in Dec’18).

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