Job security

Mar 26, 2012

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned? 

 

8 Jun

09

5 Oct

09

28 Jun 10

18 Oct 10

4 Apr

11

4 Jul

11

3 Oct

11

26 Mar 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

43%

55%

34%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

9%

16%

8%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

34%

39%

26%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

44%

31%

51%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

6%

7%

9%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

6%

6%

Concern over job security has risen slightly since the last time the question was polled, increasing 2 points up from 47% in October 2011 to 49% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from April 2011, total concern has increased from 43% to 49%.

Coalition voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (55% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (34% total concerned).

There were no major differences across income or age groups – except for the under 25’s where 41% were concerned and 48% not at all concerned.

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Awareness of Kony 2012

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Over the past couple of weeks a video made by the not-for-profit organisation Invisible Children called Kony 2012 was put up on the internet. Have you heard of the Kony2012 video or campaign?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+

Yes

68%

68%

68%

78%

68%

56%

No

27%

27%

27%

19%

28%

37%

Not sure

5%

4%

5%

3%

5%

7%

68% said they had heard of the Kony 2012 video or campaign.

Younger respondents were most likely to be aware of the campaign – although a majority of all demographic groups said they had heard of it.

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Involvement with Kony 2012 Campaign

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Which of the following apply to you?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I was sent an email link, Facebook message or tweet about this from a friend

41%

36%

45%

63%

32%

18%

I have read about Kony 2012 in the media

75%

73%

76%

73%

74%

78%

I searched online for the video

19%

18%

20%

31%

14%

8%

I watched all of the video Kony 2012

24%

20%

28%

37%

17%

15%

I watched part of the video Kony 2012

29%

28%

29%

34%

26%

25%

I visited the Kony 2012 website

13%

10%

15%

17%

11%

7%

I pledged support to the campaign on the website

7%

6%

8%

10%

6%

4%

I have donated or bought the kit

5%

6%

5%

9%

4%

3%

I sent a message to the policymakers and culturalmakers

5%

6%

3%

7%

4%

3%

Before this video I had not heard of Invisible Children or Joseph Kony

63%

57%

70%

64%

63%

62%

I have previously supported international aid organisations or campaigns

42%

38%

46%

43%

38%

49%

* Based on those who have heard of Kony 2012

Of those aware of the campaign/video, more than half said they had watched all or part of the Kony 2012 video – although the most common way of hearing about the campaign was in the media (75%).

63% said they had never heard of the Invisible Children or Joseph Kony before the video.

However, only a small proportion took any form of action as a result of the campaign – 7% pledged support on the website and 5% said they donated or bought the kit.

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Taking Sick Days

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Which of the following apply to you over the last 12 months?

 

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I have taken a sickie (that is, a day off work when you weren’t really sick)

23%

23%

22%

30%

21%

8%

 I have taken a day off sick without a doctor’s certificate

51%

49%

52%

55%

53%

34%

I have taken a day off sick with a doctor’s certificate

47%

49%

44%

49%

49%

33%

I have gone to work when I was sick

81%

83%

78%

83%

82%

70%

* based of those who worked in paid employment over the last 12 months

More than three times as many respondents said that, over the last 12 months, they had worked when they were sick than had taken a “sickie”. 81% said they had gone to work when they were sick and 23% said they had taken a day off work when they weren’t really sick.

Men (83%) were a little more likely than women (78%) to go to work when they were sick.

Those aged under 35 were a little more likely to take a “sickie” (30%) but were also more likely to go to work when they were sick (83%).

Older respondents seem to be less likely to get sick at all – 70% said they had worked when sick – and only 34% had taken a day off with a doctor’s certificate and 33% without a doctor’s certificate.

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Impact of Dollar on Industry

Mar 26, 2012

Q. The Australian dollar is now at $1.05 US and has been historically higher than the normal range of 60c-80c US. Is the high Australian dollar good or bad for the following industries?

 

Total good

Total bad

Very good

Good

Neither good nor bad

Bad

Very bad

Don’t know

Mining industry

29%

29%

10%

19%

20%

24%

5%

22%

Farming & Grazing Industry

16%

49%

4%

12%

16%

36%

13%

19%

Finance Industry

38%

15%

9%

29%

25%

12%

3%

21%

Construction Industry

24%

26%

4%

20%

28%

22%

4%

23%

Manufacturing industry

15%

50%

3%

12%

14%

29%

21%

20%

Retail Industry

23%

47%

6%

17%

14%

30%

17%

16%

Australian Tourism Industry

20%

56%

8%

12%

10%

31%

25%

14%

Overall, respondents think that the high Australian dollar has only been good for the finance industry (38% good/15% bad).

They believe that it has been particularly bad for the tourism industry (20% good/56% bad), the manufacturing industry (15%/50%), the farming and grazing industry (16%/49%) and the retail industry (23%/47%)

On the mining industry, they were split 29% good/29% bad.

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Impact of Mining Boom and Dollar

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Has the mining boom and the high dollar been good or bad for -

 

Total good

Total bad

Very good

Good

Neither good nor bad

Bad

Very bad

Don’t know

The economy generally

52%

12%

11%

41%

22%

10%

2%

15%

Jobs generally

42%

18%

8%

34%

26%

15%

3%

14%

You personally

23%

10%

5%

18%

55%

8%

2%

10%

A majority (52%) think that the mining boom and the high dollar has been good for the economy and are more likely to think it has been good for jobs (42% good/18% bad).

61% of Labor voters, 53% of Greens voters and 51% of Coalition voters think it has been good for the economy.

55% think it has been neither good nor bad for them personally. For those on incomes over $1,600pw, 32% think it has been good for them personally and 9% bad.

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TRENDS: What is “rich”?

Mar 19, 2012

Australians agree with Wayne Swan – we do have a class-based society with families on $160,000 a year considered “rich”

Federal politics – voting intention

Mar 19, 2012

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,918 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Last week

 

This week

Liberal

45%

47%

46%

45%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

43.6%

48%

49%

49%

48%

Labor

38.0%

33%

32%

31%

32%

Greens

11.8%

11%

10%

10%

11%

Other/Independent

6.6%

9%

9%

10%

9%

 

2PP

Election

21 Aug 10

4 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

Last week

This week

Total Lib/Nat

49.9%

55%

56%

57%

56%

Labor

50.1%

45%

44%

43%

44%

 

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2010 election.

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