Essential Report

Economic issue of most concern

Nov 19, 2013

Q. Which of the following economic issues are you personally most concerned about?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

2 Sep 13

Unemployment

24%

28%

22%

24%

22%

23%

Interest rates

16%

11%

23%

11%

15%

9%

Inflation

16%

13%

19%

8%

19%

13%

Wealth disparity

16%

26%

6%

38%

18%

19%

Tax levels

13%

12%

15%

7%

12%

15%

Budget surplus

4%

1%

7%

1%

7%

11%

None of them

6%

4%

7%

8%

4%

7%

Don’t know

4%

6%

1%

2%

3%

3%

24% were most concerned about unemployment, 16% about interest rates, 16% about inflation and 16% about wealth disparity. Only 4% were most concerned about a budget surplus.

Since this question was asked in September concern about the budget surplus has declined from 11% to 4% and concern about interest rates has increased from 9% to 16%.

Labor voters were most concerned about wealth disparity (26%) and unemployment (28%), while Liberal/National voters were most concerned about unemployment (22%), interest rates (23%) and inflation (19%).

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