Importance of G20

Jun 17, 2014

Q. In November, Australia will host the G20, an annual meeting of the leaders of the 20 major economies of the world to discuss economic issues.  How important do you think the G20 meeting is to Australia’s economy? 

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total important

72%

71%

79%

74%

65%

Total not important

20%

21%

16%

20%

29%

Very important

29%

29%

31%

28%

27%

Somewhat important

43%

42%

48%

46%

38%

Not very important

14%

14%

13%

10%

20%

Not at all important

6%

7%

3%

10%

9%

Don’t know

9%

8%

6%

6%

6%

72% think the G20 meeting is very or somewhat important to Australia’s economy and 20% think it is not very or not at all important.

A substantial majority of all voters groups think it is very/somewhat important. There were no major demographic differences.

Climate change and G20

Jun 17, 2014

Q. The G20 was established to discuss world economic issues. Some have proposed that climate change should be included in G20 discussions because it is an economic issue as well as an environmental issue. Do you think climate change should be discussed at the G20 meeting?

 

 Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be discussed

67%

80%

54%

93%

58%

Does not need to be discussed

19%

10%

31%

4%

31%

Don’t know

13%

10%

15%

4%

11%

67% think that climate change should be discussed at the G20 meeting and 19% think it does not need to be discussed.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to be opposed (31%), although more than half (54%) thought it should be discussed.

Same sex marriage

Jun 17, 2014

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

15 Nov 10

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

6 May 13

22 Oct 13

Should be allowed to marry

60%

73%

45%

79%

56%

53%

54%

54%

55%

58%

57%

Should not be allowed to marry

28%

18%

43%

14%

31%

36%

35%

33%

36%

32%

31%

Don’t know

12%

9%

13%

7%

13%

11%

11%

13%

9%

10%

12%

60% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 28% think they should not. This is the highest support for same sex marriage recorded since this question was first asked in 2010.

Support for same sex marriage is 54% among men but 66% among women. 68% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 36% of those aged 65+.

Federal politics – voting intention

Jun 11, 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 = 1,916 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 13/5/14

2 weeks ago

27/05/14

Last week

3/6/14

This week

11/6/14

Liberal

 

38%

37%

35%

35%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

40%

40%

38%

37%

Labor

33.4%

39%

39%

39%

40%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

10%

9%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

5%

5%

6%

6%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

7%

7%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago 13/5/14

2 weeks ago

27/05/14

Last week

3/6/14

This week

11/6/14

Liberal National

53.5%

48%

48%

47%

46%

Labor

46.5%

52%

52%

53%

54%

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.

Approval of Tony Abbott

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister?

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote
Lib

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Tony Abbott as Opp. Leader
2
Sep
13

Tony Abbott as PM
24
Sep
13

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

11 Mar

8 April

13 May

Total approve

35%

10%

82%

5%

18%

40%

41%

45%

47%

40%

41%

35%

Total disapprove

58%

88%

12%

94%

78%

49%

36%

46%

43%

47%

47%

55%

Strongly approve

10%

4%

24%

-

1%

13%

14%

12%

13%

11%

13%

12%

Approve

25%

6%

58%

5%

17%

27%

27%

33%

34%

29%

28%

23%

Disapprove

18%

17%

10%

17%

41%

19%

13%

20%

18%

20%

17%

18%

Strongly disapprove

40%

71%

2%

77%

37%

30%

23%

26%

25%

27%

30%

37%

Don’t know

7%

3%

6%

1%

4%

10%

23%

9%

11%

12%

12%

10%

58% of Australian’s disapprove of the job Tony Abbott is doing as Prime Minister, an increase of 3% since the last time this question was asked in May – 35% approve of the job Tony Abbott is doing (no change).

82% (up 2%) of Lib/Nat voters approve of Tony Abbott’s performance, with just 12% disapproving. 88% of Labor voters and 94% of Greens voters disapprove of Tony Abbott’s performance.

By gender men were 38% approve/56% disapprove and women 33% approve/60% disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

12
Nov
13

10 Dec

14
Jan
14

11 Feb

11 Mar

8 April

13 May

Total approve

38%

65%

20%

49%

13%

31%

39%

35%

30%

32%

34%

35%

Total disapprove

40%

16%

64%

30%

65%

27%

31%

32%

34%

39%

38%

37%

Strongly approve

7%

15%

3%

2%

-

5%

7%

5%

4%

4%

6%

6%

Approve

31%

50%

17%

47%

13%

26%

32%

30%

26%

28%

28%

29%

Disapprove

22%

13%

29%

26%

35%

17%

19%

20%

21%

24%

22%

19%

Strongly disapprove

18%

3%

35%

4%

30%

10%

12%

12%

13%

15%

16%

18%

Don’t know

22%

20%

16%

21%

22%

43%

31%

32%

35%

29%

28%

28%

38% (up 3% since May) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 40% (up 3%) disapprove.

65% (up 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 16% (up 5%) disapprove. Greens voters were split with 49% approving and 30% disapproving.

41% of men and 35% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 43% of men and 37% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

22 Oct 2013

10 Dec

14 Jan 2014

11 Feb

11 Mar

8 April

13 May

Tony Abbott

36%

7%

81%

6%

31%

41%

43%

42%

40%

39%

42%

36%

Bill Shorten

40%

75%

6%

72%

28%

22%

33%

31%

30%

33%

32%

37%

Don’t know

24%

18%

14%

22%

41%

37%

24%

27%

31%

28%

26%

28%

40% (up 3% since May) of respondents think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister and 36% (no change) think Tony Abbott would make the better Prime Minister.

Men prefer Bill Shorten 39% to 37% and women prefer Bill Shorten 42% to 34%.

More or less fair/equal

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Do you think Australian society is more or less equal and fair than 20 years ago?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total more fair/equal

28%

23%

38%

14%

22%

Total less fair/equal

43%

51%

27%

70%

59%

A lot more equal and fair

7%

6%

10%

3%

2%

A little more equal and fair

21%

17%

28%

11%

20%

About the same

23%

18%

31%

14%

14%

A little less equal and fair

21%

23%

19%

35%

23%

A lot less equal and fair

22%

28%

8%

35%

36%

Don’t know

7%

6%

4%

1%

5%

28% think that Australian society is more equal and fair than 20 years ago and 43% think it is less equal and fair. 23% think it is about the same.

Greens voters (70%), other party voters (59%) and Labor voters (51%) are more likely to think it is less equal/fair. 38% of Liberal/National voters think it is more equal/fair and 31% think it is about the same.

Younger respondents are split over whether Australia is more equal/fair (for age 18-34 – 35% more/32% less) while older respondents are more likely to think it is less equal/fair (for age 55+ – 22% more/53% less).