Government Support for Newspapers

Jul 2, 2012

Q. Would you approve or disapprove of the Australian Government taking action to maintain the publication of daily newspapers?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Read daily

Read a few times a week

Read about once a week

Read less often/

never

Total approve

52%

59%

49%

45%

68%

63%

44%

37%

Total disapprove

27%

23%

32%

33%

20%

22%

38%

29%

Strongly approve

17%

21%

14%

12%

32%

18%

14%

6%

Approve

35%

38%

35%

33%

36%

45%

30%

31%

Disapprove

20%

18%

23%

22%

12%

15%

32%

21%

Strongly disapprove

7%

5%

9%

11%

8%

7%

6%

8%

Don’t know

21%

18%

18%

22%

12%

15%

18%

35%

52% would approve of the Australian Government taking action to maintain the publication of daily newspapers and 27% disapproved.

Those most likely to approve were women (59%), Victorians (59%) and Labor voters (59%).

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