Q. How important are each of the following for Australia to have a strong economy?
|Very important||Somewhat important||Not so important||Don’t know|
|Low unemployment rate||57%||33%||3%||6%|
|Increased company profits||17%||46%||26%||11%|
|Low interest rates||38%||43%||10%||9%|
|A reduction in Government spending||35%||38%||19%||9%|
|Increasing share prices||20%||40%||23%||16%|
|Increased wages for workers||30%||48%||15%||7%|
Over half (57%) of those surveyed think that low unemployment rates is a very important for Australia to have a strong economy, 43% think low inflation is very important and 38% think low interest rates are very important.
Labor voters were more likely to think that increased wages for workers are very important for Australia to have a strong economy (36%).
Coalition voters were more likely to think that increased company profits (22%), a reduction in Government spending (48%) and an increasing in share prices (23%) are very important for Australia to have a strong economy.
There were no substantial differences amongst the various demographic groups.