All I can say is that I have no more confidence in opinion polls about Australians about any subject, whether it's politics or anything else --even if people know what they think, which i doubt, even if they tell the truth, which they usually don't. But the media like this stuff i suppose.
"Centre For Public Christianity" indeed, how more a totally biased an Opinion Poll can one get imo.
1,000 people surveyed, how more a pre-determined result can one expect?
What did they do, hand out questionnaires at Sunday Services at a church or two OR head off to Nimbin and hand them out to the Hippie Community there at some obscure 'Weed Smoking Festival'?
FFS, have they NOT heard of telephone surveys and the FACT that almost EVERY household in Australia has telephonic communication available in one form or another?
Shit a brick, I've got a good and life-long friend who lives way, way beyond the 'Black Stump,' in the literal 'Middle of Nowhere' to be precise and we communicate regularly by both e-mail and telephone.
Where these so-called Pollsters just too bloody lazy and bone idle to do AN ACTUAL Poll?