Essential Report

Australia’s international reputation and economy

Nov 9, 2021

Q. Thinking about Australia’s international reputation and economy, which of the following is closer to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Australia’s international reputation doesn’t matter, as long as we’re doing what’s right for our economy 30% 34% 25% 37% 29% 25% 22% 38% 24% 40%
Australia’s international reputation matters as it affects our economic performance 70% 66% 75% 63% 71% 75% 78% 62% 76% 60%
Base (n) 1,089 534 555 336 374 379 354 401 106 125
  • More than twice the number of people think ‘Australia’s international reputation matters as it affects our economic performance’ than ‘Australia’s international reputation doesn’t matter, as long as we’re doing what’s right for our economy’ (70% to 30%).
  • Those most likely to think that international reputation matters include women (75%), those aged over 55 (75%), those voting for Labor (78%) or the Greens (76%).

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