Taking water for irrigation from Murray Darling

Oct 25, 2010

Q. Do you agree or disagree that the amount of water currently taken from the Murray-Darling river system for irrigation should be reduced?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total agree 49% 51% 47% 62%
Total disagree 20% 17% 30% 14%
Strongly agree 19% 21% 16% 33%
Agree 30% 30% 31% 29%
Disagree 13% 11% 18% 6%
Strongly disagree 7% 6% 12% 8%
Don’t know 31% 32% 23% 23%

49% agree that the amount of water currently taken from the Murray-Darling river system for irrigation should be reduced and 20% disagree – 31% could not give an opinion. All demographic groups show higher agreement than disagreement.