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Distribution of answers submitted by Australian voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Apr 25, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Data based on 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Only if a psychiatrist determines they are in the right head space and isn't trying to get back at the world. 3 years ago from a Green in Melbourne
Raise voting age to 21. raise candidate age too, perhaps to 50. 3 years ago from a Family First in Coorparoo
Only those who are not on welfare are allowed to vote. Also voting shouldn't be compulsary. 3 years ago from a Family First in Newport
It doesn't matter, voting is a miniscule power and many people who vote are criminals who haven’t been caught. 3 years ago from a Green in Ryde
Voting is mandatory in this country so we don't have a right to vote, we have an obligation. And no one should be forced to do it. 3 years ago from a Liberal Democrat in Croydon
No, unless of course, they are from the upper class. 3 years ago from a Liberal in Bankstown