Poll on Australians’ attitudes towards nuclear weapons

ReachTEL conducted a survey of 1,669 residents across Australia on behalf of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. The survey on Australian’s attitudes towards nuclear weapons was conducted during the night of 13 September 2017.

Topline results:

  • 73% of Australians support a ban on nuclear weapons.
  • 70% of people in Julie Bishop’s electorate of Curtin want Australia to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Only 11% don’t want the government to sign the Treaty.
  • 77% of people think nuclear weapons make the world less safe.
  • Over half of the Australian population would be more likely to vote for a party that supports a ban on nuclear weapons.

Detailed results:

Do you think nuclear weapons make the world safer?

National:

  • Yes 10.7 percent
  • No 77.1 percent
  • Undecided 12.2 percent

Curtin:

  • Yes 13.5%
  • No 71.2%
  • Undecided 15.3%

Do you support or oppose a ban on nuclear weapons, as a step towards the elimination of all nuclear weapons?

National:

  • Support 72.7%
  • Oppose 11.3%
  • Undecided 16.1%

Curtin:

  • Support 72.4%
  • Oppose 11%
  • Undecided 16.6%

Do you think Australia should sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons?

National:

  • Yes 65.7%
  • No 13%
  • Undecided 21.3%

Curtin:

  • Yes 70.8%
  • No 11.4%
  • Undecided 17.8%

Would you be more or less likely to vote for a party that supports a ban on nuclear weapons?

National:

  • More likely 53%
  • Less likely 11.7%
  • Vote unchanged 35.3%

Curtin:

  • More likely 51.6%
  • Less likely 10%
  • Vote unchanged 38.4%

Would you be more or less likely to change your vote based on a party’s position on nuclear weapons?

National:

  • More likely 36.4%
  • Less likely 16.9%
  • Vote unchanged 46.7%

Curtin:

  • More likely 40.5%
  • Less likely 13.6%
  • Vote unchanged 45.9%