Right or wrong approach to climate change

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Do you think Australia is taking the right or the wrong approach to handling the issue of climate change?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Taking the right approach

28%

13%

56%

4%

25%

Taking the wrong approach

42%

64%

14%

91%

36%

Don’t know

30%

23%

30%

6%

39%

28% think that Australia is taking the right approach to handling the issue of climate change and 42% think Australia is taking the wrong approach – 30% don’t know.

Those most likely to think Australia is taking the wrong approach were Labor voters (64%), Greens voters (91%), aged under 35 (48%) and university educated (46%).

Free trade agreement with China

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

18 Nov

Total approve

51%

44%

69%

37%

46%

44%

Total disapprove

20%

27%

12%

37%

29%

18%

Strongly approve

11%

8%

16%

11%

9%

10%

Approve

40%

36%

53%

26%

37%

34%

Disapprove

14%

19%

9%

26%

18%

12%

Strongly disapprove

6%

8%

3%

11%

11%

6%

Don’t know

29%

29%

19%

26%

26%

39%

51% approve of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China and 20% disapprove. 29% could not give an opinion. This is an improvement in approval (up 7%) since the official announcement of the agreement was made last week.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (69%), aged 55+ (61%) and men (61%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens (37%) and other voters (29%).

Trust in media

Nov 25, 2014

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read or hear in the following media?

 

Total a lot/ some
trust

 

A lot of trust

Some trust

Not much trust

No trust at all

Don’t know

Don’t use

 

Total a lot/ some

Mar
10

Total a lot/ some

Jul
11

Total a lot/ some Dec 11

Total a lot/ some

Jun
12

Total a lot/ some

Jan
13

ABC TV news and current affairs

69%

24%

45%

11%

9%

3%

8%

70%

71%

72%

74%

73%

SBS TV news and current affairs

66%

22%

44%

13%

6%

4%

11%

ABC radio news and current affairs

62%

19%

43%

13%

8%

4%

12%

62%

67%

67%

69%

70%

News and opinion in local news
papers

53%

5%

48%

26%

8%

4%

10%

-

54%

52%

56%

55%

News and opinion in daily news
papers

50%

5%

45%

28%

10%

3%

9%

62%

53%

46%

52%

48%

ABC radio talkback pro-
grams

48%

8%

40%

22%

11%

5%

15%

45%

47%

47%

50%

49%

Comm-
ercial TV news and current affairs

48%

5%

43%

31%

13%

4%

5%

64%

48%

43%

46%

44%

Comm-
ercial radio news and current affairs

45%

4%

41%

29%

12%

4%

10%

54%

46%

45%

45%

46%

News and opinion websites

42%

3%

39%

30%

12%

4%

12%

49%

41%

38%

40%

40%

Comm-
ercial radio talkback pro-
grams

33%

3%

30%

28%

22%

4%

14%

38%

33%

33%

33%

32%

Internet blogs

22%

1%

21%

30%

25%

5%

17%

20%

20%

17%

20%

23%

Overall, trust in media has changed little since this question was asked last year.

The most trusted media by a wide margin were ABC TV news and current affairs (69% a lot/some trust), SBS TV news and current affairs (66%) and ABC radio news and current affairs (62%).

The least trusted were internet blogs (22%) and commercial radio talkback programs (33%).

Approval of funding cuts to ABC

Nov 25, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the 5% annual funding cut to the ABC? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

25%

13%

45%

7%

23%

Total disapprove

52%

67%

36%

87%

54%

Strongly approve

8%

2%

18%

-

10%

Approve

17%

11%

27%

7%

13%

Disapprove

27%

27%

29%

27%

24%

Strongly disapprove

25%

40%

7%

60%

30%

Don’t know

23%

20%

19%

6%

23%

25% approve the cuts to the ABC and 52% disapprove – 23% don’t know.

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (87%), Labor voters (67%) and respondents aged 45-64 (60%).

Federal politics – voting intention

Nov 18, 2014

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 = 1,768 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 21/10/14

2 weeks ago

4/11/14

Last week

11/11/14

This week

18/11/14

Liberal

 

37%

37%

36%

37%

National

3%

3%

4%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

40%

40%

40%

Labor

33.4%

39%

38%

38%

38%

Greens

8.6%

10%

10%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

3%

4%

4%

3%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

8%

9%

9%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 21/10/14

2 weeks ago

4/11/14

Last week

11/11/14

This week

18/11/14

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

48%

48%

48%

Labor

46.5%

53%

52%

52%

52%

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 2013 election.

Free trade agreement with China

Nov 18, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

44%

44%

58%

31%

34%

Total disapprove

18%

21%

9%

27%

35%

Strongly approve

10%

10%

16%

2%

5%

Approve

34%

34%

42%

29%

29%

Disapprove

12%

11%

7%

22%

24%

Strongly disapprove

6%

10%

2%

5%

11%

Don’t know

39%

36%

34%

42%

31%

44% approve of Australia signing a Free Trade Agreement with China and 18% disapprove. 39% could not give an opinion.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (58%), aged 55+ (58%) and men (54%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens (27%) and other voters (35%).

Country that benefits most from free trade agreement

Nov 18, 2014

Q. Which country do you think will benefit most from a Free Trade Agreement with China?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Australia

12%

13%

17%

4%

7%

China

35%

39%

22%

53%

54%

Both equally

24%

22%

34%

16%

16%

Neither

2%

2%

1%

1%

4%

Don’t know

28%

23%

26%

26%

20%

35% think that China would benefit most from a Fee Trade Agreement, 24% think both countries would benefit equally and 12% think Australia would benefit most.

Those most likely to think China would benefit most were Greens (53%) and other voters (54%) and aged 55% (43%),

Groups that benefit from free trade agreement

Nov 18, 2014

Q. How much do you think the following would benefit from a Free Trade Agreement with China? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot/some benefit

 

Total a lot/
some benefit

 

A lot of benefit

Some benefit

Little benefit

No benefit

Don’t know

Vote ALP

Vote Lib/
Nat

Vote Green

Vote Other

Australian
Government

52%

17%

35%

13%

5%

30%

51%

65%

49%

47%

Mining companies

48%

22%

26%

14%

7%

31%

49%

57%

44%

43%

Australian businesses overall

44%

11%

33%

20%

5%

31%

44%

58%

39%

32%

Tourism operators

41%

12%

29%

17%

10%

32%

44%

53%

37%

32%

Farmers

37%

12%

25%

18%

15%

30%

35%

50%

29%

28%

The Australian economy in general

37%

9%

28%

23%

9%

31%

34%

53%

29%

22%

Manufactur-ing firms

34%

10%

24%

18%

18%

31%

37%

43%

22%

26%

Working people

25%

6%

19%

25%

22%

29%

22%

39%

15%

13%

Respondents thought those most likely to benefit from a Free Trade Agreement with China were the Australian Government (52%), mining companies (48%) and Australian business overall (44%).

Only 25% thought that there would be a lot or some benefit for working people. 47% though there would be little or no benefit for working people.

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