Australian Broadband Survey 2008
Data Related to Web Filtering
Australian Broadband Survey 2008 asked Internet users what they think about Government’s policy regarding web filtering. From 19,763 responses, only 1.2% answered that “I voted Labor and supported filtering policy”.
Moreover, 88.9% answered “Yes” to the question “The federal Labor government plans to require ISPs to filter adult material from the internet. There will be an ability for customers to opt out of this filter. Would you opt out?”.
Last, the Telecommunication Minister responsible about this policy, Stephen Conroy, was voted as the “least effective” by Australian Internet users.
Source: Koumartzis, N., 2010. Australian Broadband Survey 2008. Available at: https://webobserver.net/?p=349
About the Survey
The Australian Broadband Survey for 2008 was conducted over a four week period — from 31 December 2008 to 1 February 2009, during which the survey was successfully completed and verified a total of 19,763 times.
As this was an open survey, we have been extremely rigourous about maintaining data integrity. Therefore we have only considered submissions that had been validated, and have also carefully eliminated any instances of ballot stuffing which might have occurred.
When you read the results, it’s important to keep in mind who was surveyed. These results largely represent the views of informed opinion leaders, and informed consumers. We have not attempted to normalise the results to represent the broader marketplace, as we believe the information to be more valuable with this bias intact.
The group surveyed are more likely to be advising friends, family and co-workers on which ISP to join. Broadband service providers should pay close attention to this demographic, as their influence wields significant impact.
Source: Whirpool.net.au, 2008. Australian Broadband Survey 2008, Consumer Sentiment Report. Retrieved at October 15 2010 from http://whirlpool.net.au/survey/2008/
Whirlpool is an Australian broadband user web site, started in 1998 by founder, Simon Wright. Since then, it has grown significantly with over 370,000 registered users (as of 23 July 2010) while remaining independent.
Source: Wikipedia, 2010. Whirlpool (website). Retrieved at October 25 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_%28website%29