School chaplaincy program

May 27, 2014

Q. In the most recent budget, The Federal Government announced that it would be continuing the funding of the school chaplaincy program at a cost for $245 million.

 Which schools program do you think is more appropriate for the Federal Government to fund?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Religious chaplains only

5%

3%

9%

6%

Secular social workers only

17%

21%

10%

41%

11%

Both chaplains and social workers

37%

35%

41%

32%

44%

None of the above

23%

23%

22%

21%

23%

Don’t know

18%

17%

18%

6%

15%

The most preferred option was for the Government to fund both chaplains and social workers (37%).

Only 5% supported the Government’s policy of funding only religious chaplains.

Greens voters were more likely to prefer secular social workers only (41%) while 41% of Liberal/National voters preferred both chaplains and social workers.