Q. How much attention have you been paying to the news, advertising and updates from the Federal Election?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Liberal / National||Vote Greens||NET: Vote Other||Last week
|Two weeks ago
|Have not been paying any attention||18%||12%||12%||23%||20%||16%||19%|
|Have been paying little attention||28%||31%||26%||33%||29%||29%||29%|
|Have been paying some attention||35%||36%||43%||27%||37%||36%||33%|
|Have been paying a lot of attention||18%||22%||20%||18%||14%||19%||20%|
|Total||Aged 18-34||Aged 35-54||Aged 55+|
|Have not been paying any attention||18%||29%||15%||12%|
|Have been paying little attention||28%||33%||34%||19%|
|Have been paying some attention||35%||26%||35%||43%|
|Have been paying a lot of attention||18%||12%||16%||26%|
- There has been limited change in the interest shown in the election during the campaign. 18% said they were paying no attention to the election is up 2%pts from last week, but no higher than 19% at the end of April. Younger voters have consistently had the lowest engagement in the election, with 29% paying no attention in the final week.
- However, older voters are so far most engaged with the election, with 26% saying they have been paying a lot of attention.
- Men were more likely than women to say they had been paying a lot of attention to the election (23% to 13%).
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