Experience of forms of intolerance

Jun 11, 2013

Q. Have you personally experienced or witnessed any of the following forms of intolerance in the past 12 months?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Racism

39%

37%

41%

51%

38%

26%

Religious intolerance

29%

28%

29%

37%

29%

18%

Sexism

29%

26%

32%

38%

28%

21%

Homophobia

26%

24%

28%

40%

24%

14%

Ageism

24%

23%

24%

19%

24%

30%

39% say they have experienced or witnessed racism in the past 12 months, while about one quarter have experienced or witnessed each of the other forms of intolerance. Younger people were much more likely to have experienced/witnessed racism, homophobia, sexism and religious intolerance. 30% of those aged 55+ say they have experienced/witnessed ageism.

Pauline Hanson in Parliament

Jun 11, 2013

Q. Pauline Hanson has announced she will run for the Senate in New South Wales in the next Federal election. How likely would Pauline Hanson be to make a positive contribution to Federal Parliament?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Julian Assange Apr 13

Total likely

30%

27%

34%

13%

32%

Total not likely

58%

62%

58%

78%

50%

Very likely

10%

7%

10%

4%

12%

Somewhat likely

20%

20%

24%

9%

20%

Not very likely

20%

17%

24%

23%

25%

Not at all likely

38%

45%

34%

55%

25%

Don’t know

12%

11%

8%

8%

17%

30% think it is very or somewhat likely that Pauline Hanson would make a positive contribution if elected to Federal Parliament and 58% think it is not very or not at all likely. Those most likely to think she would make a positive contribution were Liberal/National voters (34%), voters for other parties or independents (48%) and those on incomes less than $600pw (38%).

When a similar question was asked about Julian Assange in April, 32% thought it likely he would make a positive contribution and 50% thought it not likely.

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