Australians' Attitudes Towards Cocaine
This section provides an overview of Australians’ attitudes towards cocaine use and cocaine-related legislation.
It draws on data from the 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020). The NDSHS is a triennial general population survey of Australians' awareness, attitudes, and behaviours relating to alcohol and other drug use. It is the best data source available to provide a national population demographic profile of Australians’ attitudes towards cocaine use.
- Do Australians think cocaine is the drug that causes most deaths in Australia?
- Do Australians consider cocaine use to be a problem?
- Do Australians consider cocaine to be the drug of most serious concern to the community?
- Do Australians approve or disapprove of the regular use of cocaine?
- Do Australians support or oppose legalising the personal use of cocaine?
- Do Australians support or oppose increased penalties for the sale or supply of cocaine?