Essential Report

Current emotional state

Aug 17, 2021

Q. Thinking about how you feel currently, how would you rate yourself on the scales below?

[Asked on a 0-10 scale where 0-negative emotion and 10-positive emotion (e.g. 0-Uncertain, 10-Certain)]

  TOTAL:

Negative emotion (0-3)

TOTAL:

Neutral (4-6)

TOTAL:

Positive emotion (7-10)

NET; Result

(Positive – Negative)

Uncertain / Certain 34% 31% 36% +2%
Frustrated / Content 31% 32% 37% +6%
Stressed / Calm 29% 30% 41% +12%
Lethargic / Energised 27% 38% 35% +8%
Sad / Happy 27% 32% 41% +14%
Pessimistic / Optimistic 25% 33% 42% +17%
Angry / Not angry 24% 28% 48% +24%
  • When thinking about their current state of emotions, people are mostly less angry than angry (48% to 24%), and optimistic than pessimistic (42% to 25%).
  • However, attitudes towards certainty are split (36% say they are certain, 34% uncertain) and many are frustrated (31% to 37% who are content).
TOTAL:

Positive emotion (7-10)

Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Certain 36% 43% 29% 34% 36% 37% 31% 47% 29% 28%
Content 37% 43% 32% 34% 37% 40% 33% 47% 34% 31%
Calm 41% 47% 36% 32% 43% 47% 35% 52% 41% 30%
Energised 35% 39% 31% 29% 36% 39% 30% 45% 25% 29%
Happy 41% 45% 37% 38% 40% 44% 37% 52% 34% 35%
Optimistic 42% 47% 38% 37% 42% 47% 40% 55% 32% 29%
Not angry 48% 49% 47% 42% 48% 54% 46% 56% 44% 37%

 

TOTAL:

Negative emotion (0-3)

Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Uncertain 34% 31% 36% 29% 36% 36% 36% 26% 47% 41%
Frustrated 31% 28% 34% 31% 31% 31% 39% 23% 31% 40%
Stressed 29% 26% 32% 35% 29% 24% 33% 21% 37% 39%
Lethargic 27% 23% 31% 30% 27% 25% 30% 18% 34% 42%
Sad 27% 22% 32% 28% 27% 27% 32% 18% 37% 35%
Pessimistic 25% 24% 25% 24% 28% 21% 30% 17% 32% 36%
Angry 24% 22% 25% 26% 22% 24% 26% 19% 26% 32%
  • Men are more positive than women, with men more likely to say they have certainty (43%), they are content (43%), and calm (47%) among others. While women are more likely to be uncertain (36%), frustrated (34%) and stressed (32%).
  • People aged 18-34 are more likely to say they are stressed than those aged over 55 (35% to 24%).
  • Those voting for the Coalition are most likely to be feeling positive, with a higher incidence of those who are happy (52%), optimistic (55%) and calm (52%).

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