Opposing carbon taxes

Jun 17, 2014

Q. On his recent trip to Canada the Prime Minister Tony Abbott proposed that Australia and Canada should take the lead internationally in opposing carbon taxes and emission trading schemes to address climate change. Do you agree or disagree with proposal?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total agree

38%

19%

65%

21%

43%

Total disagree

39%

59%

14%

67%

39%

Strongly agree

13%

4%

24%

8%

17%

Agree

25%

15%

41%

13%

26%

Disagree

17%

19%

13%

17%

21%

Strongly disagree

22%

40%

1%

50%

18%

Don’t know

24%

22%

21%

12%

19%

38% agreed with Tony Abbott’s proposal that Australia and Canada should take the lead internationally in opposing carbon taxes and emission trading schemes to address climate change and 39% disagreed.

34% of those with university degrees agreed and 46% disagreed.

Carbon pricing

Jan 29, 2013

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s carbon pricing scheme which was introduced in July 2012 and requires industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

 

7 Mar 2011

14 June 2011

19 Sep 2011

21 Nov 2011

25 Jun 2012

2 Oct 12

Total

29 Jan 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

35%

38%

37%

38%

35%

38%

37%

60%

19%

61%

Total oppose

48%

49%

52%

53%

54%

48%

50%

24%

75%

30%

Strongly support

9%

13%

14%

14%

14%

12%

11%

21%

3%

23%

Support

26%

25%

23%

24%

21%

26%

26%

39%

16%

38%

Oppose

19%

19%

17%

17%

19%

22%

22%

16%

27%

19%

Strongly oppose

29%

30%

35%

36%

35%

26%

28%

8%

48%

11%

Don’t know

18%

13%

12%

10%

11%

14%

12%

16%

7%

9%

Support for carbon pricing has not changed significantly since the last time the question was polled in October 2012. Support is down a point to 37% and opposition up 2 points to 50%.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Labor voters (60%) and Greens voters (61%) were the most likely to support carbon pricing, whereas 75% of Coalition voters oppose it.

Younger respondents were more likely to support carbon pricing than older respondents – for those aged under 35, 44% support and 39% oppose while 60% of those aged 55+ oppose and 35% support.