Political campaigning in public spaces

Feb 2, 2010

Q. Politicians may be banned from campaigning in major shopping centres because the Shopping Centre Council claims that it causes too much disruption for shoppers. Do you agree or disagree with banning politicians from campaigning in shopping centres?

  %
Total agree 57%
Total disagree 28%
Strong agree 26%
Agree 31%
Disagree 22%
Strongly disagree 6%
Don’t know 15%

 More than half (57%) of those surveyed agree with banning politicians from campaigning in shopping centres, 28% disagree and 15% don’t know. 

 Coalition voters were more likely than Labor voters to agree with banning politicians from campaigning in shopping centres (60% v 55%). 

 Results were reasonably consistent across age groups; however people in the 45 – 54 age group were slightly more likely to agree (60%). 

 People in South Australia were more likely than those living in other states to agree with banning politicians from campaigning in shopping centres (71%). 

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