MiVote recently commissioned Roy Morgan to research Australians' attitude to democracy.
The weighted survey of 1170 people asked four questions...
- Can you name your federal member of parliament that represents your electorate?
- Have you received contact from a representative of the government or their office regarding policy?
- How likely are you to use an online platform for policy voting if one was available?
- How likely are you to use a democratic platform that informs you before you vote, like MiVote?
Results from the Roy Morgan research indicated:
66% of respondents had never been contacted by a member or office of local, state or federal government regarding policy issues.
61% of respondents were highly in favour of a platform that could support voting on policy issues.
34% of 18-24-year-olds and 45% of 25-34-year-olds were ‘Extremely’ likely to use an online voting platform like MiVote.
Research commissioned by Democracy by MiVote, www.mivote.org.au. Roy Morgan Research Online Omnibus 2nd-7th February 2017, national sample n=1170.