Spending on anti-terrorism

Jun 14, 2017

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 Mar 2015 Aug 2014
Spending more 46%   48% 53% 19% 48% 39% 28%
Spending less 9%   11% 4% 22% 9% 12% 19%
Current spending about right 30%   31% 33% 41% 24% 33% 36%
Don’t know 16%   10% 10% 18% 19% 16% 16%

 

46% thought the government should be spending more on anti-terrorism measures (up 7% from March 2015), 9% thought the government should be spending less (down 3%), and 30% thought current spending was about right (down 3%).

Those most likely to think spending should increase were those aged 65+ (58%) and Liberal/National voters (53%).

Greens voters were much more likely than others to think spending should decrease (22%).

Greens voters were also more likely to think that current spending was about right (41%), as were 55-64 year olds (39%).