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Saulwick Poll, 13, December 1990

1. There is some suggestion that the State Government is again thinking about
   whether casinos should be allowed to operate in Victoria. Do you - support
   or oppose the introduction of casinos into Victoria?
 
Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        317     62.6
OPPOSE                                       2        155     30.5
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3         35      6.9
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                                 Total responses      507    100.0


2. (If opposed) Would you say your main reason for opposing casinos was:
   Concern about criminal activity, concern about gambling, concern about 
   its effect on families or some other reason?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        352     69.5
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY                            1         26      5.2
GAMBLING                                     2         30      5.9
EFFECT ON FAMILIES                           3         89     17.5
SOME OTHER REASON                            4         10      1.9
                                                  -------    -----
                                 Total responses      507    100.0


3. And do you support or oppose the introduction of poker machines into 
   Victoria?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SUPPORT                                      1        322     63.6
OPPOSE                                       2        151     29.8
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3         34      6.6
                                                  -------    -----
                                 Total responses      507    100.0


4. (If yes to Q3) Do you think they should or should not be allowed to 
   operate in hotels?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        185     36.4
SHOULD                                       1        131     25.8
SHOULD NOT                                   2        178     35.2
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3         13      2.6
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                                 Total responses      507    100.0


5. Have you visited a casino?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        328     64.6
NO                                           2        177     35.0
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3          2       .4
                                                  -------    -----
                                 Total responses      507    100.0


6. Have you ever played a poker machine?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        401     79.1
NO                                           2        106     20.9
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                                 Total responses      507    100.0


7. If a casino was established in Victoria do you think that you would or 
   would not visit it some time?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

WOULD                                        1        322     63.4
WOULD NOT                                    2        180     35.5
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3          5      1.1
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                                 Total responses      507    100.0


8. And if poker machines were introduced, do you think that you would or 
   would not play them some time?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

WOULD                                        1        322     63.5
WOULD NOT                                    2        181     35.6
CANT SAY/NO ANSWER                           3          4       .9
                                                  -------    -----
                                 Total responses      507    100.0