Cigarette Packaging

May 30, 2011

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the Government’s proposal to package all cigarettes in olive green and remove all brand logos?
(This question has been commissioned by Network Ten)

Total Smoke regularly Don’t smoke regularly Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Men Women Age

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
Total agree 49% 24% 55% 61% 40% 63% 50% 48% 54% 46% 49%
Total disagree 34% 62% 28% 27% 41% 28% 34% 33% 28% 36% 37%
Strongly agree 26% 7% 30% 35% 19% 34% 29% 23% 27% 23% 30%
Agree 23% 17% 25% 26% 21% 29% 21% 25% 27% 23% 19%
Disagree 18% 18% 18% 15% 21% 15% 17% 19% 17% 17% 22%
Strongly disagree 16% 44% 10% 12% 20% 13% 17% 14% 11% 19% 15%
Don’t know 17% 14% 17% 12% 19% 9% 15% 18% 19% 17% 13%

49% agree with the Government’s cigarette packaging proposals and 34% disagree. Strongest support comes from Labor voters (61%), Greens voters (63%) and people aged under 35 (54%).

62% of regular smokers disagree with the proposals and 24% agree.

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Flood Levy

Jan 31, 2011

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government introducing a one-off levy on taxpayers to pay for damage caused by the recent floods? (Question commissioned by Network Ten)

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Queensland NSW Victoria Other states
Total approve 39% 63% 23% 48% 46% 35% 37% 43%
Total disapprove 53% 31% 73% 41% 46% 57% 56% 51%
Strongly approve 12% 24% 3% 19% 11% 10% 12% 14%
Approve 27% 39% 20% 29% 35% 25% 25% 27%
Disapprove 24% 20% 28% 21% 21% 25% 27% 22%
Strongly disapprove 29% 11% 45% 20% 25% 32% 29% 29%
Don’t know 8% 6% 5% 10% 9% 8% 6% 9%

39% approved of the Government introducing a one-off levy on taxpayers to pay for damage caused by the recent floods and 53% disapproved.

63% of Labor voters approved but Liberal/National voters strongly disapproved (73%).

Queensland residents were more likely to approve than residents of other states.

By income, those earning under $52,000 per year disapproved 47% to 44% approved and those earning over $52,000 disapproved 57% to 38% approved.

Question commissioned by Ten network.

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Media Ownership – James Packer

Nov 1, 2010

Q. James Packer recently bought a major shareholding in Channel 10. Should James Packer be allowed to become a major shareholder in Channel 10 while he is also a major shareholder in Foxtel?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should be allowed 28% 27% 36% 18%
Should not be allowed 24% 27% 21% 29%
Don’t care 38% 36% 36% 46%
Don’t know 10% 10% 7% 7%

 Nearly half either don’t care or don’t know whether James Packer should be allowed to become a majority shareholder in Channel 10. Of those with an opinion, views are split 28% should be allowed and 24% should not. 36% of those on low incomes (under $600pw) think he should not be allowed. Comments »

Trust in TV News and Current Affairs

Nov 1, 2010

Q. How much trust do you have in the news and current affairs on the following TV channels?

  A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust Don’t know
ABC 42% 42% 9% 6%
Channel 7 8% 53% 33% 6%
Channel 9 8% 54% 31% 6%
Channel 10 7% 55% 31% 6%
Sky News 12% 40% 17% 31%

42% say they have a lot of trust in the ABC news and current affairs and 42% have some trust. Only 9% have not much trust.

Levels of trust in the free-to-air commercial channels are similar – less than 10% have a lot of trust and over 30% say they have not much trust in them.

Sky News is trusted more than the other commercial channels – 12% say they have a lot of trust and only 17% have not much trust.

Highest levels of trust in the ABC are shown by men (47% a lot of trust), Greens voters (62%) and Labor voters (48%) and those on income over $1,600pw (49%). Comments »