Statements about horse racing

Nov 6, 2018

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total  dis-agree   Strongly agree Agree Dis-agree Strongly dis-agree Don’t know
I regularly bet on horse races 19% 78% 7% 12% 21% 57% 3%
I rarely bet on horse races but will be watching the Melbourne Cup and placing a bet 38% 55% 13% 25% 21% 34% 7%
I will watch the Melbourne Cup but will not place a bet 33% 59% 10% 23% 26% 33% 8%
I have never been interested in the Melbourne Cup 33% 62% 15% 18% 34% 28% 5%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup over recent years because of my concerns with gambling 26% 67% 9% 17% 33% 34% 8%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup because of my concerns about animal cruelty 29% 63% 13% 16% 32% 31% 7%

 

  Total agree   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
I regularly bet on horse races 19% 22% 23% 14% 9%
I rarely bet on horse races but will be watching the Melbourne Cup and placing a bet 38% 41% 49% 27% 35%
I will watch the Melbourne Cup but will not place a bet 33% 32% 42% 29% 28%
I have never been interested in the Melbourne Cup 33% 34% 28% 36% 34%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup over recent years because of my concerns with gambling 26% 29% 25% 34% 26%
I have become less interested in the Melbourne Cup because of my concerns about animal cruelty 29% 32% 25% 55% 23%

 

Despite only 19% saying they regularly bet on horse races, 38% say they will be watching the Melbourne Cup and placing a bet while 33% say they will be watching the Cup but not placing a bet.

 

However, 33% agree that they have never been interested in the Melbourne Cup. 26% agree they have become less interested because of concerns about gambling and 29% have become less interested because of concerns about animal cruelty.

 

Liberal/National voters tend to have more interest in the Melbourne Cup than other voter groups.