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One Minute Survey Results

Save Our SBS conducted an online one minute multiple choice question survey about SBS. In addition to the nine multiple choice questions, we also asked for each persons post-code and provided an open ended comments box, for those who wanted to express concerns beyond the questions asked.

The One Minute Survey commenced in October 2008 and is now closed.  

The results of the survey are below.

The total number of people who participated in the survey was: 1733  participants.

1) In the past six months, how often did you watch SBS-TV?

16 being 0.92% answered “A lot

149 being 8.6% answered “Somewhat

618 being 35.7% answered “Not much“ 

947 being 54.7% answered “Never

2) In the past six months, how often did you listen to SBS-radio?

1023 being 59.0% answered “A lot

484 being 27.9% answered “Somewhat

179 being 10.3% answered “Not much

44 being 2.5% answered “Never

3) Would you like SBS-TV to stop interrupting programs for commercial breaks?

1669 being 96.3% answered “Yes

64 being 3.7% answered “No

4) SBS-TV began interrupting programs for commercial breaks in late 2006. How frequently do you now watch SBS-TV compared to before, when there were no commercial break interruptions?

809 being 46.7% answered “Less now than before

497 being 28.7% answered “Somewhat less now than before

402 being 23.2% answered “About the same now as before

21 being 1.2% answered “More now than before

5) Do you want the government to legislate to prevent programs from being interrupted on SBS-TV?

1661 being 95.9% answered “Yes

72 being 4.1% answered “No

6) Given that SBS is a public, tax payer funded broadcaster, do you want SBS to be better funded from the public purse so that it is not reliant on advertising at all?

1682 being 97.1% answered “Yes

51 being 2.9% answered “No

7) Since SBS-TV became more ‘commercial’, how faithful do you think SBS-TV is to the SBS Charter?

1240 being 71.6% answered “Less faithful to the Charter now than it used to be

110 being 6.3% answered “Neither less nor more faithful to the Charter now than it used to be

8 being 0.5% answered “More faithful to the Charter now than it used to be

372 being 21.5% answered “I am not sure

8) Given that SBS was established as our multicultural broadcaster, do you think SBS-TV should broadcast more programs in languages other than English (LOTE) in prime-time viewing than it currently does?

968 being 55.9% answered “Yes (more LOTE programs please): SBS should have more programs in languages other than English during prime-time (evening) viewing

57 being 3.3% answered “It is now okay (leave it as it is): SBS should neither increase nor decrease the number of programs that are in languages other than English during prime-time (evening) viewing

708 being 40.9% answered “No  (less LOTE programs please): SBS should have less programs in languages other than English in prime-time (evening) viewing

9) Do you want SBS to cease broadcasting advertisements completely?

1440 being 83.1% answered “Yes

293 being 16.9% answered “No

10) Any additional comments?

Many people provided additional comments. A summary of those comments will be posted at a later date.

A State by State break down of participants:

618 were from NSW/ACT

10 were from NT

164 were from QLD

153 were from SA

25 were from TAS

274 were from VIC

100 were from WA

28 were from elsewhere

As at 1 December 2008 the total number of genuine responses was 1733. The reason why the total percentage of responses to each question did not add up to the total of overall responses is because a small number of people did not answer every question and in the case of YES/NO answers a null response was treated as NO and in the case of Q8, a null response was treated as OK. We detected only 7 bot responses out of 1733 participants and believe that more than 99 percent of responses were genuine responses from real people.

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