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Saulwick Poll, 5, December 1990

1. Firstly, as you may know, there is a confrontation in the Persian Gulf 
   over the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Recently the United Nations Security 
   Council resolved to allow the use of military force to remove the Iraqis 
   from Kuwait if they have not withdrawn by the 15th of January. Do you:
   Support or Oppose this decision?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        644     63.0
OPPOSE                                       2        306     29.9
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         72      7.1
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


2. (If support or don't know in question 1 ask:)
   The Australian Government has agreed to allow Australian warships in the 
   Gulf to take part in military action to assist in removing the Iraqis from
   Kuwait should this be necessary. Do you support or Oppose this decision?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        308     30.1
SUPPORT                                      1        571     55.8
OPPOSE                                       2        112     10.9
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         32      3.1
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


3. Finally, on this subject, do you think the confrontation in the Gulf will 
   lead to war?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        571     55.8
NO                                           2        332     32.5
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3        120     11.7
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


4. And now some questions about the environment. There are a number of 
   organisations representing the environmental movement. Taken as a whole, 
   do you think that these organisations: 
   Make REASONABLE demands for protection of the environment, or 
   Make UNREASONABLE demands for the protection of the environment?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

REASONABLE DEMANDS                           1        643     62.9
UNREASONABLE DEMANDS                         2        285     27.8
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         95      9.3
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


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

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

TOO MUCH FUSS MADE                           1        190     18.6
THREAT IS REAL                               2        810     79.1
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         24      2.3
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


6. And do you think Australia should:
   Concentrate on economic growth even if it means some damage to the 
   environment, or 
   Concentrate on protecting the environment even if it means some reduction 
   in economic growth

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

ECONOMIC GROWTH                              1        267     26.1
THE ENVIRONMENT                              2        635     62.1
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3        121     11.8
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


7. And now some questions about politics.
   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         60      5.8
GOOD                                         2        223     21.8
FAIR                                         3        388     38.0
POOR                                         4        143     14.0
VERY POOR                                    5        184     18.0
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          6         25      2.5
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


8. Thinking about Dr Hewson and his performance as Leader of the Opposition.
   Would you say his performance was:
   Very good, Good, Fair, Poor, or Very Poor?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1         73      7.1
GOOD                                         2        264     25.8
FAIR                                         3        385     37.6
POOR                                         4        122     12.0
VERY POOR                                    5         62      6.0
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          6        117     11.4
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


9. 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        265     25.9
LIBERAL                                      2        404     39.5
NATIONAL                                     3         64      6.3
TOTAL COALITION                              4        468     45.8
DEMOCRAT                                     5        125     12.3
SOME OTHER PARTY                             6         68      6.7
DONT KNOW /NO ANSWER                         7         96      9.4
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


10. The Christmas season is nearly here. Many people spend Christmas with their
    families. Do you generally spend Christmas with your family?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        934     91.3
NO                                           2         84      8.3
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3          5       .5
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


11. (If no or don't know, skip to question 15. If yes ask:)
    How would you describe these gatherings? 
    Are they usually relaxed, or tense?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0         89      8.7
RELAXED                                      1        873     85.3
TENSE                                        2         53      5.2
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3          8       .7
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


12. Pleasant or Unpleasant, 

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0         89      8.7
PLEASANT                                     1        916     89.5
UNPLEASANT                                   2         13      1.2
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3          5       .5
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


13. Peaceful or Argumentative,
 
Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0         89      8.7
PEACEFUL                                     1        895     87.5
ARGUMENTATIVE                                2         34      3.4
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3          4       .4
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0


14. Generally GOOD for family relationships, or
    Generally BAD for family relationships,
    or do not know?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0         92      9.0
GOOD                                         1        904     88.4
BAD                                          2         16      1.6
DONT KNOW/NO ANSWER                          3         10      1.0
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                                 Total responses     1023    100.0