Democracy

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One of the most striking findings in our history of polling has been about the value Australians place on democracy. Since our 2012 Poll first included a question about democracy, Australians, particularly young Australians, have consistently indicated a surprising ambivalence about democracy as a system of government.

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2014: REASONS FOR NOT PREFERRING DEMOCRACY

Still on democracy, you just said that [in some circumstances, a non-democratic government can be preferable] OR [for someone like me, it doesn’t matter what kind of government we have]. For each of the following, please say whether it is a major reason, a minor reason or not a reason why you personally think that.


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    • Hover cursor over chart segments to view data. Click responses in the legend to switch individual results on and off.

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2014: DEMOCRACY VS PROSPERITY

On democracy, if you had to choose between a good democracy or a strong economy for Australia, which ONE would you personally choose?


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