Interest in Olympic Games

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How much interest are you taking in the Olympic Games being held In London?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

A lot of interest

22%

25%

24%

13%

22%

22%

27%

21%

17%

Some interest

36%

36%

39%

34%

34%

37%

34%

34%

40%

A little interest

27%

26%

28%

23%

28%

26%

24%

28%

31%

No interest

14%

13%

9%

30%

15%

14%

14%

16%

12%

Don’t know

1%

*

*

1%

2%

22% said they are taking lot of interest in the Olympic Games and 36% are taking some interest.

Those with highest interest were aged 18-34 (61% a lot/some) and incomes over $1,600pw (66%). Only 43% of those  with incomes under $600pw said they had  a lot/some interest.

Importance of Winning Gold Medals

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How important is it that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics being held in London?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot/some interest

A little/no interest

Very important

12%

12%

15%

7%

18%

4%

Quite important

32%

34%

35%

22%

41%

20%

Not so important

36%

37%

35%

33%

34%

41%

Not at all important

17%

16%

12%

37%

6%

32%

Don’t know

3%

1%

2%

1%

1%

4%

44% think it is very/quite important that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 53% think it is not so or not at all important.

Of those with a lot/some interest in the Olympics, 59% think it is very/quite important and 40% not so/not at all important.

65% of those aged 55+ think it is not so/not at all important while 53% of those aged 18-34 think it is very/quite important.

Satisfaction with Performance of Australian Olympic Team

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How satisfied are you with the performance of the Australian Olympic team?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot/some interest

A little/no interest

Very/quite important

Not so/not at all important

Total satisfied

41%

46%

40%

39%

53%

26%

43%

41%

Total dissatisfied

20%

15%

23%

17%

22%

16%

32%

9%

Very satisfied

11%

12%

8%

11%

14%

7%

10%

12%

Satisfied

30%

34%

32%

28%

39%

19%

33%

29%

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

33%

34%

33%

30%

25%

44%

23%

41%

Dissatisfied

14%

10%

17%

15%

15%

12%

23%

6%

Very dissatisfied

6%

5%

6%

2%

7%

4%

9%

3%

Don’t know

6%

4%

3%

13%

1%

12%

2%

8%

41% say they are satisfied with the performance of the Australian Olympic team and 20% are dissatisfied.

Of those who take a lot/some interest in the Olympics, 53% are satisfied and 22% dissatisfied.

Of those who think winning gold medals is very/quite important, 43% are satisfied and 32% dissatisfied with the performance of the Australian team.

Funding of Australia’s Olympic Team

Aug 6, 2012

Q. Direct Federal funding of Australia’s Olympic team over the past four years has been at least $589 million – which equates to about $39 million for each gold medal. Do you think this investment is too much, not enough or about right?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Very/quite important

Not so/not at all important

Too much

58%

60%

55%

71%

47%

68%

Not enough

9%

8%

11%

6%

14%

5%

About right

19%

21%

20%

14%

25%

14%

Don’t know

14%

11%

13%

9%

14%

13%

58% think that funding invested in the Australian Olympic team over the last 4 years has been too much, 9% think it is not enough and 19% think it is about right.

Of those who think winning gold medals is very/quite important, 47% think that funding has been too much, 14% think it is not enough and 25% think it is about right.