The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,003 Australians about whether advertising of certain controversial products should be permitted on television.
The results show that Australians agree that junk food, gambling, alcohol and tobacco advertising on TV should be banned, and more agree than disagree that ads promoting fossil fuels should be banned.
• The existing ban on tobacco advertising is very popular, with three in four Australians (74%) agreeing it should stay in place.
• Seven in 10 Australians (71%) agree that gambling ads on TV should be banned.
• Two in three Australians (66%) agree that junk food ads during children’s viewing hours should be banned, compared to 12% who disagree.
• Half of Australians (51%) agree that alcohol ads on TV should be banned, more than twice as many as disagree (19%).
• More Australians agree than disagree that ads promoting fossil fuels should be banned (41% vs 24%).