Alcohol-related violence

Jan 28, 2014

Q. As far as you know, do you think alcohol-related violence in Australia has increased or decreased over the last few years or has it not changed much?

 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total increased

78%

81%

81%

58%

75%

Total decreased

2%

3%

2%

2%

4%

Increased a lot

55%

53%

58%

40%

57%

Increased a little

23%

28%

23%

18%

18%

Not changed much

15%

12%

14%

32%

16%

Decreased a little

2%

3%

1%

2%

3%

Decreased a lot

*

1%

1%

Don’t know

5%

3%

3%

8%

5%

78% think that alcohol-related violence in Australia has increased over the last few years – 55% think it has increased a lot.

70% of those aged 55+ think it has increased a lot compared to 39% of those aged 18-34.

Measures to address alcohol-related violence

Jan 28, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose taking the following measures to address alcohol-related violence?

 

 

Total support

Total  oppose

 

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

Don’t know

Harsher mandatory sentences for alcohol-related assaults

87%

8%

53%

34%

6%

2%

5%

Earlier closing times for bottle shops

63%

29%

31%

32%

21%

8%

7%

Earlier closing times for pubs and licensed clubs

69%

26%

35%

34%

19%

7%

6%

Lockouts on licensed premises (where new patrons aren’t admitted after a specified time)

76%

18%

40%

36%

12%

6%

7%

Higher taxes on alcohol

38%

55%

21%

17%

31%

24%

7%

Raising the legal age for buying alcohol

59%

32%

31%

28%

22%

10%

8%

There was strong majority support for each measure listed – except for higher taxes on alcohol (55% oppose).

Strongest support was shown for harsher mandatory sentencing (87%) and lockouts on licensed premises (76%).

Those aged 55+ were the strongest supporters of each measure listed.

For those aged 18-34, while there was strong support for mandatory sentencing (84%), there was less support for earlier closing time for bottle shops (49% support/40% oppose) and earlier closing time for pubs and licensed clubs (51% support/41% oppose).

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