Access to university education

Nov 4, 2014

Q. It has been claimed that deregulation of university fees will enable universities to create more scholarships for financially disadvantaged students. Overall, do you think deregulating university fees will increase or decrease access to a university education?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total increase

22%

21%

29%

9%

19%

Total decrease

44%

54%

29%

74%

43%

Increase a lot

9%

12%

8%

3%

11%

Increase a little

13%

9%

21%

6%

8%

Make no difference

18%

14%

27%

8%

18%

Decrease a little

15%

13%

18%

15%

13%

Decrease a lot

29%

41%

11%

59%

30%

Don’t know

16%

11%

15%

10%

19%

 

44% think that deregulating university fees will decrease access to a university education and 22% think it will increase access. 18% think it will make no difference.

Those most likely to think access will decrease were aged 18-24 (57%) and those with a university degree (53%).

Learning Asian languages

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of making it a priority for Australian students to learn Asian languages?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

50%

57%

46%

64%

Total disapprove

38%

29%

46%

26%

Strongly approve

9%

14%

5%

18%

Approve

41%

43%

41%

46%

Disapprove

22%

18%

25%

10%

Strongly disapprove

16%

11%

21%

16%

Don’t know

13%

15%

8%

10%

50% approve of making it a priority for Australian students to learn Asian languages and 38% disapprove. A majority of Labor voters and Greens voters approve but Liberal/National voters are split with 46% approve and 46% disapprove.

There were no major differences across age groups. 57% of full-time workers approve and 33% dispapprove.