Q. Given the choice between the United States of America and China, which country do you think it would be most beneficial for Australia strengthen our relationship with?
|United States of America||38%||44%||33%||41%||31%||43%|
- Male participants tended to favour the United States of America (44%) more than females (33%).
- Liberal/National voters (50%) tended to favour the United States of America more than Labour (34%) and Greens (24%) voters – Labour voters were more likely than any other voters to say they were unsure (17%) which country would be most beneficial for Australia (compared to all other voters 10%).
- Participants aged 35-54 years old were least likely to Australian would benefit more from strengthening their relationship with the United States of America (31%), compared to 42% of those between 18-34 or over 55 years old.
- A third of those with university educations (34%) suggested that Australian would benefit more from strengthening their relationship with China, more so than those in other education bands (26%).
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