Essential Report

Economy: Direct investment vs trickle-down approach

May 11, 2021

Q. And which of the following is closest to your view on the best way to create jobs and grow the economy?

  May’21 Oct’20
 
The government should directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers 66% 69%
The government should relax regulation and lower taxes for the wealthy to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs 17% 19%
Unsure 17% 13%
Base (n) 1,092 1,066
  • Most Australians’ want the government to directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers (66%), rather than relax regulation and lower taxes for the wealthy to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs (17%) to create jobs and grow the economy. This is consistent with levels last October (69% and 19% respectively).
  • Slightly more people are now unsure which the best approach is (17% from 13% in October).
Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other TOTAL:

Labor, Greens, Other

The government should directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers 66% 74% 64% 75% 69% 73%
The government should relax regulation and lower taxes for the wealthy to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs 17% 13% 23% 15% 17% 14%
Unsure 17% 13% 13% 10% 14% 12%
Base (n) 1,092 371 400 109 111 591
  • The majority of voters of all major parties want the government to directly invest in the economy by creating projects and jobs, and raise the standard of living for the majority of workers.

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