Opinion of privatisation

Mar 11, 2013

Q. Generally, do you think that privatisation – that is, having public services owned or run by private companies – is a good or bad idea?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A good idea

22%

19%

28%

14%

A bad idea

58%

64%

54%

70%

Don’t know

20%

17%

18%

17%

58% think that, generally, privatisation is a bad idea and 22% think it is generally a good idea. More than half of all voter and demographic groups think it is generally a bad idea.

Those most likely to think it is a bad idea were – aged 55+ (66%), Greens voters (70%), Labor voters (64%) and incomes under $600pw (64%).

By state, 26% of NSW and 24% of Victoria think privatisation is generally a good idea compared to 15% for Queensland.