Attitudes to decriminalization of specific drugs

Sep 17, 2012

Q. Would you support decriminalisation of any of the following illegal drugs in Australia:

Yes

No

Don’t know

Cannabis

38%

49%

13%

Ecstasy

14%

78%

7%

Cocaine

13%

80%

7%

Heroin

11%

83%

6%

Amphetamines (such as speed or ice)

10%

83%

7%

For all drugs except cannabis, the vast majority of respondents believed in maintaining prohibitions on the drug.

Support for decriminalisation of cannabis is the strongest at 38% in favour (49% opposed).

Respondents are most strongly against decriminalisation of heroin (83%) and amphetamines (83%).

Male respondents are more likely to favour decriminalisation of cannabis (42%) compared to females (35%).   They are also more likely to favour decriminalisation of ecstasy (17%) compared to female respondents (12%).

By voting intention, the majority of Greens voters were in favour of decriminalizing cannabis (56%).

Trolling

Sep 17, 2012

Q. Would you support the introduction of government legislation to prevent people from using social media to attack and bully individuals (known as ‘trolling’)?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total Support

83%

84%

85%

82%

Total Oppose

9%

9%

9%

12%

Strongly support

55%

58%

55%

45%

Support

28%

26%

30%

37%

Oppose

6%

8%

6%

6%

Strongly oppose

3%

1%

3%

6%

Don’t know

7%

7%

6%

7%

The vast majority of respondents support the introduction of government legislation to prevent people from trolling (83%), whilst 9% oppose any such introduction.

There are no significant variations by voting intention.

Female respondents are far more likely to strongly support a ban on trolling (61%) compared with male respondents (48%).

Looking at the results by age, those aged 45-54 (61%), 55-64 (61%) and 65+ (69%) were all significantly more likely to strongly support a ban.

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