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Trolling

Sep 17, 2012

Q. Would you support the introduction of government legislation to prevent people from using social media to attack and bully individuals (known as ‘trolling’)?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total Support

83%

84%

85%

82%

Total Oppose

9%

9%

9%

12%

Strongly support

55%

58%

55%

45%

Support

28%

26%

30%

37%

Oppose

6%

8%

6%

6%

Strongly oppose

3%

1%

3%

6%

Don’t know

7%

7%

6%

7%

The vast majority of respondents support the introduction of government legislation to prevent people from trolling (83%), whilst 9% oppose any such introduction.

There are no significant variations by voting intention.

Female respondents are far more likely to strongly support a ban on trolling (61%) compared with male respondents (48%).

Looking at the results by age, those aged 45-54 (61%), 55-64 (61%) and 65+ (69%) were all significantly more likely to strongly support a ban.