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Saulwick Poll, 1, May 1989

1. First, a couple of questions about the environment. As you know, chemicals
   are added to some foods to preserve them and enhance their taste, and are
   also used in farming to control pests. Which of these statements comes
   closest to your view:
   It is sensible to use chemicals in the growing and processing of food and
   we can eat such food with confidence or
   I would prefer to buy food which had no chemicals added or used in its 
   production, even if it costs me more.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SENSIBLE TO USE CHEMICALS                    1        159     15.7
PREFER NO CHEMICALS                          2        837     82.7
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         16      1.6
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0
                                          

2. And which of these statements comes closest to your view:
   There is too much fuss made by environmentalists these days about the 
   threat to our environment or
   The threat to our environment is real and must be treated seriously.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

TOO MUCH FUSS MADE                           1        108     10.7
MUST BE TREATED SERIOUSLY                    2        877     86.7
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         27      2.6
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0
                                  

3. Which ONE of the following environmental issues would you say was MOST
   serious in Australia:
   Pollution of rivers, oceans and bays, Soil erosion, Destruction of forests
   or Emission of chemicals into the atmosphere.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

POLLUTION OF RIVERS, OCEANS, BAYS            1        275     27.2
SOIL EROSION                                 2        146     14.4
DESTRUCTION OF FORESTS                       3        127     12.5
CHEMICALS IN ATMOSPHERE                      4        401     39.6
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          5         63      6.2
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


4. And now a question about Australia's security. In your opinion, are there
   any countries which are a threat to Australia's security?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        509     50.3
NO                                           2        405     40.0
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         98      9.7
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0
                                               

5. Which countries?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

NO THREAT/DON'T KNOW                         0        538     53.2
CHINA                                        1         76      7.5
RUSSIA/USSR                                  2         86      8.5
INDONESIA                                    3        240     23.7
JAPAN                                        4        168     16.6
AMERICA/USA                                  5         53      5.2
OTHER                                        6          9       .9
MIDDLE EAST                                  7         12      1.2
VIETNAM                                      8         18      1.8
IRAQ                                         9          3       .3
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0
  

6. And now a few questions about AIDS. It has been suggested that some groups 
   of people should be tested for AIDS. Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY
   testing for:
   Intending immigrants who have clinical indications that they may be 
   infected?
   
Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        944     93.3
OPPOSE                                       2         39      3.9
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         28      2.8
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


7. It has been suggested that some groups of people should be tested for AIDS.
   Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY testing for:
   Prisoners on entry to prison.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        867     85.7
OPPOSE                                       2        105     10.3
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         40      4.0
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


8. It has been suggested that some groups of people should be tested for AIDS.
   Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY testing for:
   Prisoners on release from prison.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        884     87.3
OPPOSE                                       2         88      8.7
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         40      4.0
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


9. It has been suggested that some groups of people should be tested for AIDS.
   Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY testing for:
   People who attend VD clinics.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        830     82.0
OPPOSE                                       2        135     13.3
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         47      4.6
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


10. It has been suggested that some groups of people should be tested for AIDS.
    Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY testing for:
    People who are on drug rehabilitation programs.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        875     86.4
OPPOSE                                       2        103     10.2
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         34      3.4
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


11. It has been suggested that some groups of people should be tested for AIDS.
    Would you support or oppose COMPULSORY testing for:
    People who use drug needle exchange programs.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        903     89.2
OPPOSE                                       2         78      7.7
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         31      3.1
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


12. And would you support or oppose the decriminalisation of small quantities
    of heroin for personal use in an attempt to reduce infection from the
    use of dirty needles?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        383     37.8
OPPOSE                                       2        551     54.4
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         79      7.8
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


13. And would you support or oppose explicit sex education in schools about
    how to prevent AIDS?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        854     84.4
OPPOSE                                       2        117     11.5
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         41      4.0
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


14. Thinking about Mr Hawke and his performance as Prime Minister. Would you
    say his performance was:
    Very good, Good, Fair, Poor or Very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1         92      9.1
GOOD                                         2        291     28.7
FAIR                                         3        396     39.1
POOR                                         4        116     11.5
VERY POOR                                    5         95      9.4
DONT KNOW / NO ANSWER                        6         22      2.2
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


15. Thinking about Mr Howard and his performance as Leader of Opposition. 
    Would you say his performance was:
    Very good, Good, Fair, Poor or Very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1         36      3.5
GOOD                                         2        114     11.2
FAIR                                         3        421     41.6
POOR                                         4        254     25.1
VERY POOR                                    5        155     15.4
DONT KNOW / NO ANSWER                        6         33      3.2
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


16. If a federal election for the House of Representatives were held tomorrow,
    for which political party would you probably vote:
    Labor, Liberal, National, Democrat or Some other party.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

LABOR                                        1        375     37.0
LIBERAL                                      2        265     26.2
NATIONAL                                     3         67      6.6
DEMOCRAT                                     4        115     11.4
SOME OTHER PARTY                             5         65      6.4
DONT KNOW / NO ANSWER                        6        126     12.4
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


17. And now a couple of questions about household pets. Are there any dogs in
    your household?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        413     40.9
NO                                           2        579     57.2
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         20      2.0
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


17. (If yes ask) How many dogs are there in your household?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        598     59.3
                                             1        291     28.8
                                             2         92      9.1
                                             3         16      1.6
                                             4          8       .8
                                             5          1       .1
                                             6          1       .1
                                             7          2       .2
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                                 Total responses     1009    100.0


18. Are there any cats in your household?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        344     34.0
NO                                           2        655     64.7
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         13      1.2
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                                 Total responses     1012    100.0


18. (If yes ask) How many cats are there in your household?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        667     66.1
                                             1        237     23.4
                                             2         73      7.2
                                             3         14      1.4
                                             4          8       .8
                                             5          8       .8
                                             6          2       .2
                                             8          2       .2
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                                 Total responses     1009    100.0