Q. Thinking about our current political and economic system – that is, the structures that set the rules for the way Australian society operates – which of the following best describes your view?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other|
|The system needs to be fundamentally changed||40%||44%||31%||43%||52%|
|The system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined||44%||43%||52%||54%||38%|
|The system works well as it is and should not be changed in any substantial way||6%||3%||10%||1%||5%|
44% think Australia’s political and economic system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined and 40% think the system needs to be fundamentally changed. Only 6% think it should not be changed in any way.
Those most likely to think it needs fundamental change were “other” voters (52%) and those on incomes under $1,000 pw (47%).
Those most likely to think the system just needs to be refined were LNP voters (52%), Greens voters (54%) and incomes over $2,000 pw (52%).
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