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Australia Dayをどのように扱うのか、毎年のように調査されているようですが、調査会社によっても回答が異なるようで、世論調査だからとそのまま信じて良いのか気になってしまいます。まずは保守的な立場のものです。騒ぎ立てているのはメディアなどだけだと日本にもありそうな主張をしています。世論調査でここまであからさまに立場を示すのは珍しいですが。。。

Written by Bella d'Abrera 17 January 2022

65% of Australians support Australia Day being celebrated on January 26 according to a new poll of over 1,000 Australians commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs.

The polling data collected by Dynata reveals that only 15% of Australians think the date of Australia Day should be changed.

“While only 15% support changing the date, worryingly that minority view continues to occupy a majority in Australia’s institutions like the media, corporate Australia, universities, and schools,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the IPA.

こういうのは聞き方、質問内容によっても回答が左右されるのではと思ってしまいます。次のような質問、Australia DayとInvasion Dayとどちらで呼ぶのが良いかと聞かれたものですが、Australia Dayの回答が多かったようです。こういう2択は誘導的に感じてしまいます。

January 25 2022  Finding No. 8882  Country:

Question 1:
On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip landed at Sydney Cove. In your opinion should January 26 be known as Australian Day or Invasion Day?

次の質問だと反対に67%がAustralia Dayを祝わなくていいと答えています。確かに「先住民にとっての歴史的重要性を考慮して」と聞かれたらなかなかYESとは言いにくいですよね。

By Indigenous affairs editor Bridget Brennan and the Specialist Reporting Team's Kirstie Wellauer
Posted Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 4:04amFriday 18 Jun 2021 at 4:04am, updated Fri 18 Jun 2021 at 10:11am

Australia Day should not be celebrated on January 26, given the historical significance of that date for Indigenous people.

こちらもまた別の調査ですが、これまで通りAustralia Dayを祝うことに反対の人が多くを占めています。こうなると世論調査そのものがどのように行われるか検討しないと安易に引用できないですよね。

Nearly 60% of respondents support changing the day or keeping it and establishing a separate day to recognise Indigenous Australians

The latest survey of 1,028 voters finds 57% of respondents would either support changing the day or keeping the traditional date with another day to better acknowledge and respect the continuous occupation of First Nations people – which is a four-point shift from attitudes in 2021.

Asked how they would be marking Australia Day, 50% of respondents said they felt the national day was just another public holiday (down from 53% who expressed that view last year), while 27% said they would be holding a celebration to mark the occasion (down from 29% in 2021). A minority of respondents (7%) said they would be working on 26 January.

ただ大きな傾向は見て取れます。前回のエントリーでも紹介しましたが、世代によって反応が違うというのです。若い世代ほどAustralia Dayを変更することに賛成しているそうです。また別の調査を二つ紹介しますが、若者世代と年配世代との違いを浮き彫りにしています。

3:02pm, Jan 22, 2022 Updated: 3:03pm, Jan 22

The young disagree
More than two-thirds of respondents aged 26 and under say they won’t be celebrating on January 26, with just over 30 per cent saying they will.

But more than 80 per cent of them support moving the date for the sake of improving relations with the Indigenous population, as do more than 70 per cent of those aged 27 to 41.

Support for change dropped among older respondents, with just over 30 per cent of those 56 to 75 and 25 per cent of those older supporting a change in date.

Opinions were more evenly split among 42- to 55-year-olds but the majority still supported keeping the holiday on its current date.

But the generational differences are significant. More than half (53%) of millennials (those born between 1986 and 2002) think we should not celebrate Australia Day on January 26.

By contrast, 74% of those over 75 said “disagree” or “strongly disagree” to any change with 70% of baby boomers (born 1946–65) also against change. The generation X cohort (born 1966–1985) was also decisively against change (64%), revealing a gulf between millennials and the rest of those surveyed.