Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about unions?
|NET: Agree||NET: Disagree||Strongly agree||Somewhat agree||Somewhat disagree||Strongly disagree||Unsure|
|Union officials should be disqualified for breaching administrative laws such as failing to file annual financial reports||68%||18%||30%||38%||13%||5%||14%|
|The government seems to be more concerned about the actions of union officials than the CEO’s of banks and other corporations||62%||24%||29%||34%||18%||6%||14%|
|Union officials should be disqualified for taking unprotected industrial action, such as snap strikes||51%||32%||20%||31%||22%||10%||17%|
|Overall unions have too much power in Australia today||49%||37%||18%||31%||24%||13%||14%|
- Two-thirds of participants agree that ‘union officials should be disqualified for breaching administrative laws such as failing to file annual financial reports’ (68%) and 62% agree that the government seems to be more concerned about the actions of union officials than the CEO’s of banks and other corporations.
- Half of participants agree that union officials should be disqualified for taking unprotected industrial action, such as snap strikes (51%) and 49% agree that overall unions have too much power in Australia today.
- Capital city residents are more likely than non-capital city residents to agree that overall unions have too much power in Australia today, with 53% of capital city and 41% of non-capital city residents agreeing with the statement.
- Broadly, Coalition voters and those over 55 years old were most likely to agree with statements that are more negative towards unions.
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