Spending on anti-terrorism

Aug 19, 2014

Q. Do you think the Australian Government should be spending more or less on anti-terrorism measures or is current spending about right?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Spending more

28%

23%

39%

15%

28%

Spending less

19%

22%

12%

37%

21%

Current spending about right

36%

40%

37%

22%

40%

Don’t know

16%

15%

12%

26%

11%

28% think the Australian Government should be spending more on anti-terrorism measures and 19% think they should be spending less – 36% think the current spending is about right.

Those most likely to support spending more were aged 55+ (40%), Liberal/National voters (39%) and those who had not completed secondary education (38%).

Those most likely to support spending less were aged under 25 (27%), Greens voters (37%) and those with university education (26%).