Essential Report

Corruption

Apr 27, 2016

Q. For each of the following Australian industries and organisations, please indicate how affected by corruption you think they are:

  Widespread corruption Some corruption Very little corruption Don’t know
Building industry 36% 40% 9% 16%
Unions 35% 40% 11% 14%
Banking and finance sector 25% 40% 20% 15%
Politics 40% 395 8% 13%
Large corporations 34% 43% 9% 14%
Payment of tax by large corporations 53% 27% 6% 14%

53% think there is widespread corruption concerning payment of tax by large corporations. 40% think there is widespread corruption in politics and the building industry, unions and large corporations are thought to be similarly corrupt.

53% of Liberal/National voters think there is widespread corruption in unions compared to only 19% of Labor voters.

Both Labor voters (55%) and Liberal/National voters (47%) think that there is widespread corruption concerning payment of tax by large corporations.

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