Essential Report

Economic conditions in Australia over the next 12 months

Jun 28, 2010

Q. Over the next 12 months do you think economic conditions in Australia will get better, get worse or stay much the same?

1 Dec 08 15 Jun 09 5 Oct 09 18 Jan 10 29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10
Total better 21% 43% 66% 53% 54% 33%
Total worse 61% 37% 15% 19% 19% 31%
Get a lot better 2% 5% 8% 9% 9% 5%
Get a little better 19% 38% 58% 44% 45% 28%
Get a little worse 45% 28% 11% 14% 13% 23%
Get a lot worse 16% 9% 4% 5% 6% 8%
Stay much the same 13% 17% 15% 24% 22% 30%
No opinion 5% 3% 4% 4% 6% 7%

Respondents were divided over whether the economy will get better or worse over the next 12 months – 33% (down 21%) think it will get better and 31% (up 12%) worse. 30% (up 8%) think it will stay much the same.

This is a considerable negative shift from the results over the last 12 months.  Men (38% better/29% worse) were somewhat more optimistic than women (28%/32%)

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