2017 Queensland poll: Perspectives on alcohol

Researcher

  1. 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 (72%) of Queenslanders support the late night trading measures introduced by the Queensland Government in July 2016 to reduce alcohol-related violence.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (64%) believe the Queensland Government should honour its election commitment and introduce 1am lockouts for venues located within approved 3am safe night precincts.
  • 80% of Queenslanders believe that Australia has a problem with excess drinking or alcohol abuse.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (81%) believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury, death and related issues.
  • The majority of Queenslanders do not believe that governments (66%), alcohol companies (71%) and pubs and clubs (67%) are doing enough to address alcohol misuse. The proportion of
  • Queenslanders who hold the belief that governments are not doing enough to address alcohol misuse has increased since 2016.
  • Two in five Queenslanders have been affected by alcohol-related violence (40%), an increase from 29% in 2016.

FARE continues to fund and undertake research that contributes to the knowledge-base about alcohol harms and strategies to reduce them.

This research is used to inform our approach to evidence-based alcohol policy development, ensuring that the solutions we are advocating for are informed by research. FARE’s research is also often quoted by governments, other not-for-profit organisations and researchers in public discussions about alcohol, demonstrating that FARE is seen as a leading source of information.

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