Government Control of Media ownership

Feb 13, 2012

Q. Do you think the Government should have more or less control of media ownership in Australia?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens NSW Victoria
Should have more control 24% 29% 17% 38% 28% 22%
Should have less control 24% 17% 30% 30% 23% 29%
Has about the right control now 34% 38% 38% 18% 34% 34%
Don’t know 18% 16% 15% 14% 16% 16%

Respondents were evenly divided over whether the Government should have more or less control of media ownership in Australia. 24% think they should have more control and 24% think they should have less – and 34% think they have about the right control.

Greens voters (38%) and Labor voters (29%) are more likely to think the Government should have more control and 30% of Liberal/National voters think they should have less control.

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