A PROPOSAL to rein in the operating hours of Queensland pubs and clubs has sparked a fierce community backlash.

A survey of almost 10,000 people has found the vast majority are vehemently opposed to earlier closing times proposed by State Parliament's Law, Justice and Safety Committee, chaired by Labor MP Barbara Stone.

Editor's note: Survey can be found here

However, respondents backed the need for additional police and public transport, as well as bans on people convicted of alcohol-fuelled violence offences from entering entertainment precincts.

The survey has been conducted on Premier Anna Bligh's website since the unveiling of the committee's recommendations.

Ms Bligh yesterday said the online survey would continue until April 16 and the Government wanted to hear the views of more Queenslanders, particularly young people.

"I want to make sure that our young people can enjoy a night out without fearing for their safety," she said.

"I want to thank everyone who has filled out the survey online and encourage anyone with a view to jump on to my website and have their say on this issue."

Half of the respondents believed the Government needed to intervene to make entertainment precincts safer venues in which to congregate.

But more than 90 per cent of respondents opposed the proposed earlier lock-out time of 2am (currently 3am). After that time patrons cannot enter venues.

More than 80 per cent of those taking the survey also opposed a proposal for venues in entertainment precincts to close no later than 2am between Sunday and Thursday, and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

And three out of four were against the closing of suburban hotels at 1am between Sunday and Thursday, and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Almost 98 per cent wanted improved late-night public transport services on weekends, while three-quarters of respondents backed improved policing and bans on violent offenders entering entertainment precincts.

Most people supported the use of clubs and pubs employing identity scanners and the installation of closed-circuit television systems.

About two-thirds of those who completed the survey were 18 to 25 years old. Another quarter were aged between 26 and 39 years.

The survey found 66 per cent went out one or more times a week, while 26 per cent went to clubs and hotels once a month.