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).