New polling released by The Australia Institute shows most voters support a long term boost to ABC funding and oppose funding cuts to the ABC and SBS.
The Australia Institute surveyed 1557 Australians with a series of questions about their attitudes towards the ABS.
70% agreed a “strong, independent ABC is critical to a healthy democracy”.
60% agreed the ABC needs a “boost to long term funding”, including a majority of voters for all parties.
58% disagreed “The ABC and SBS should get less funding and provide fewer online and streaming services, so that they don’t undermine commercial media”