Preferred colours and symbols for the Australian flag

In January 1995, Ausflag commissioned AGB-McNair to conduct a poll to ask Australians what colours and symbols they think are most appropriate for the Australian flag.

The results of the poll are detailed below.

January 1995
AGB-McNair
1012
Nationwide
Telephone
Approx 3%
1. What colour or combination of colours do you think are most appropriate for the Australian flag?
  2. What symbol or symbols do you think are most appropriate for the Australian flag?


Colour scheme % of respondents
Red, white and blue 40
Green and gold 27
Black, red and yellow 4
Blue and white 4
Red and white 3
Blue and gold 1
Other colours 13
Don′t know 40 11
Symbol % of respondents
Southern Cross 41
Kangaroo 18
Union Jack 17
Aboriginal Flag 5
Coat of Arms 3
Emu 3
Uluru 1
Map of Australia 1
Other symbols 20
Don't know 17