Australia’s assistance in fighting Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Q. The Australian Government has committed $18 million to efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa, but has said the risks are too high to send medical or other personnel at this time. Do you think Australia is doing enough or not doing enough to assist the international efforts to fight Ebola?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Doing enough

58%

54%

74%

36%

56%

Not doing enough

21%

32%

10%

42%

17%

Don’t know

21%

14%

17%

22%

26%

58% of respondents think Australia is doing enough to assist the international efforts to fight Ebola and 21% think we are not doing enough.

74% of Liberal/National voters and 54% of Labor voters think we are doing enough but 42% of Greens voters think we are not doing enough.

62% of women think we are doing enough compared to 54% of men.

Support for aid to fight Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose Australia providing the following types of aid to fight Ebola in West Africa?

 

Total support

Total oppose

 

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

Don’t know

Increased funding

53%

31%

12%

41%

20%

11%

16%

Sending workers to build hospitals

48%

37%

9%

39%

23%

14%

15%

Sending medical personnel

44%

41%

 

10%

34%

25%

16%

15%

Sending troops for security and logistics

36%

48%

7%

29%

28%

20%

16%

A majority (53%) would support Australia increasing funding to aid the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

However less than 50% support sending medical personnel (44%), troops (36%) or other workers (48%).

Those most likely to support sending medical personnel were Greens voters (62%) and those with university education (52%).

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