We have just had the results of the annual Lowy institute poll.
The 2013 Lowy Institute Poll is a nationally representative survey of 1,002 Australian adults conducted by telephone from 4 to 20 March 2013.
Really, how valuable is this information?
Less than half (48%) of young Australians (18–29-year-olds) say they prefer democracy over any other kind of government. So then we ask further questions on whether Australia should support military action in the Middle East or Asia, what government should be doing in response to a rising Asia, attitudes to Indonesia, views on the G20.
Surely it is preferred that a more select group of well-informed people make such decisions. That’s why we have a democracy, so we can elect them.