Q. Which one of the following do you believe will be the most important factor in Australia’s economic prosperity over the next 20 years?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|A strong resources sector||29%||29%||35%||18%|
|Continued growth in China and India||21%||23%||22%||24%|
|Investment in skills||20%||22%||16%||23%|
|Prioritising innovation and technology||18%||18%||13%||31%|
|A strong banking and finance sector||12%||9%||13%||5%|
29% believe that a strong resources sector will be the most important factor in Australia’s economic prosperity over the next 20 years and 21% nominate the continued growth in China and India. Labor and Coalition voters were more likely to niominate “a strong resources sector” while 31% of Greens voters nominated “prioritising innovation and technology”.
Those on higher incomes were more likely to nominate “a strong resources sector “ – 36% of those on income $1,600+ pw.
There were no major differences by age group.
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