Majority support Muslim & asylum seeker immigration

An interesting Australian immigration poll of  by Roy Morgan.

“Over the last year (2015) about 180,000 immigrants came to Australia. Do you think the number of people coming here to live permanently should be increased, or reduced, or remain about the same?”

  • Remain about the same 40%
  • Increased 21%
  • Reduced 34%
  • Can’t say 5%

“Judging by what you see and hear, do you think immigrants are changing Australia’s culture and way of life – or having little effect.”

Respondents who responded that immigrants are changing us were then asked: “Do you think immigrants are changing Australia’s culture and way of life for better or for worse?”

  • Better 32%
  • Worse 32%
  • Can’t say (better or worse) 10%
  • Having little effect 19%
  • Can’t say (changing us) 3%

This is a similar result for ‘better’ to a poll in 2010 but a slight reduction from a poll last year.

“Australia’s population has increased by 6 million from 18 million to just over 24 million over the last 20 years. What population do you think we should aim to have in Australia in 30 years – that is, by 2046?”

  • Under 30 million 34%
  • 30-under 35 million 24%
  • 35 million or more 24%
  • Can’t say 18%

That’s a fairly even spread, but a big reduction since 2010 in the preference for under 30 million.

“Please say whether you support or oppose (Muslim / Asylum seeker/ Skilled migrant/ Family reunion) immigration?”

  • Support 58% (54% 2010, 65% 2015)
  • Oppose 33% (35% 2010, 28% 2015)
  • Can’t say 9%

http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/7017-australian-views-on-immigration-population-october-2016-201610241910

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6 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  1st November 2016

    ” … according to a special Roy Morgan survey conducted over three nights last week with a nationally representative cross-section of 656 Australians aged 14+.”

    656 Australians❓ Ludicrous. 🙄

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  2. Corky

     /  1st November 2016

    ‘Please say whether you support or oppose (Muslim / Asylum seeker/ Skilled migrant/ Family reunion) immigration?”

    Support 58% (54% 2010, 65% 2015)
    Oppose 33% (35% 2010, 28% 2015)
    Can’t say 9%

    First, I have zero tolerance for people who don’t know or can’t say. Really? Next, how can you vote on the above question if its presented like that? Take me for example. My response to the identifying categories would be:

    1-Muslim / Asylum seeker. No.
    2-Skilled migrants. Yes, within acceptable limits.
    3- Family reunion. Case by case basis. But given my answers to questions one and two this wouldn’t be a pressing problem.

    Possible exceptions. Persecuted Christians. Or other minority groups such intellectuals etc.
    Australian people would have to demand such action.

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