Polling – Great Barrier Reef

Key results

The Australia Institute surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,007 Australians about their views on the health and ‘in danger’ listing of the Great Barrier Reef.

Respondents were asked whether they support or oppose UNESCO’s recommendation to add the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list.

The results show that:

  • Seven in ten (72%) Australians support UNESCO’s recommendation to add the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’, 11% oppose.
  • Across every voting intention, the majority of Australians support UNESCO’s recommendation to add the Great Barrier Reef to the ‘in danger’ list.
    • 83% of Greens, 78% of Labor, 67% of Coalition, 63% of Independent and 54% of One Nation voters support the recommendation to add the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’.

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