Forty-nine per cent of people surveyed in an Essential poll agreed that Muslims should be blocked from the country while 40 per cent disagreed with the idea. There was 60 per cent support for the ban among coalition voters, 40 per cent from Labor and a surprising 34 per cent from Greens voters.
More than a third felt Muslims did not integrate into Australian society as their main reason for supporting a ban, with some citing concerns about terrorism and lack of uptake of Australian values, the poll showed. …
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson snatched headlines last week when she called for such a ban, saying that Australia was in danger of being swamped by Muslims who had “a culture and ideology incompatible with our own”.
Just like about half of Australians are skeptical of the carbon dioxide theory of global warming. But do the politicians listen to us, or do they instead listen only to the media?