Coal-Seam Gas polling in Queensland

ReachTEL has conducted a poll of over a thousand Queenslanders' asking them about the coal-seam gas industry. In addition to the CSG questions, we asked for State voting intentions.

The polling was conducted nationally on Tuesday night (16th August) using our fully automated voice broadcast market research capabilities. This gives us the ability to have audited research results back in our customer's hands in literally hours instead of days or even weeks.

 

Support for Coal-Seam Gas:

Key findings:

• More then half of Queenslanders want to stop all future CSG exploration while an investigation is conducted.

• Support for and against CSG is broadly the same across the major parties.

• Over three-quarters of Queenslanders thing that mining should be banned from prime farming land.

• ALP primary vote support is below 25% with Bob Katter’s Australian Party receiving nearly 10% support.

 

Full results are listed below the info-graphic.

 

Coal-Seam gas info graphic

Question 1:

Should the State Government stop all future coal-seam gas exploration and conduct an investigation into the environmental impacts?

ALP Supporters

LNP Supporters

All Voters

Yes

52.4%

50.5%

54.6%

Undecided

15.6%

15.6%

14.5%

No

32.0%

33.9%

30.9%


Question 2:

Should land owners be allowed to lock out mining companies from entering their land to explore for coal-seam gas?

ALP Supporters

LNP Supporters

All Voters

Yes

62.4%

73.6%

72.6%

Undecided

10.4%

9.6%

8.5%

No

27.2%

16.8%

18.9%

Question 3:

Should companies be stopped from mining prime farming land?

ALP Supporters

LNP Supporters

All Voters

Yes

72.8%

78.0%

78.1%

Undecided

11.2%

10.2%

9.9%

No

16.0%

11.9%

12.0%

Question 4:

If a State election was heldtoday, which of the following would receive your vote? If you are undecided, to which of these do you have even a slight leaning?

 

ALP

24.8%

LNP

48.0%

The Australian Party

9.7%

The Greens

8.5%

Other

8.9%

 

 

This survey was conducted using an automated telephone based survey system among 1,007 voters. Telephone numbers and the person within the household were selected at random. The results have been gender weighted and State population weighted according to ABS figures. Please note that due to rounding, not all tables necessarily total 100% and subtotals may also vary. Copyright ReachTEL Pty Ltd.

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