Researcher

Galaxy Research


Summary

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies.


Outcomes

Key findings:

  • Almost three quarters (74%) of Queenslanders support the late night trading hour measures recently announced by the Queensland Government to reduce alcohol-related violence.
  • 80% of Queenslanders believe that Australia has a problem with excess drinking or alcohol abuse, an increase from 71% in 2015.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (80%) believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury death and related issues, an increase from 74% in 2015.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (71%) expect alcohol related problems in Australia to remain the same or get worse over the next five to ten years.
  • The majority of Queenslanders do not believe that governments (59%), alcohol companies (69%) and pubs and clubs (70%) are doing enough to address alcohol misuse. The proportions of Queenslanders who hold these beliefs have increased since 2015.
  • Other policies that received majority support include introducing a closing time for pubs, clubs and bars of no later than 3am (84%) and not selling alcohol in supermarkets (69%).
  • Two thirds (65%) of Queenslanders consider the city or centre of town to be unsafe on a Saturday night, an increase from 52% in 2015.

Report

View the report

View the media release


 

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