Essential Report

Federal budget and post Covid-19 economic recovery

May 25, 2021

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the recent federal budget and the direction for the country to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?

TOTAL:

Agree

This budget

May’21

Last budget

Oct’20

The decisions the government makes now will affect the future health of the economy 75% 75%
The government should take the recognition if their budget measures work, just as they should take responsibility if they do not 73% 70%
The global pandemic means that the health of the economy is out of the government’s control 42% 49%

 

  TOTAL:

Agree

TOTAL:

Disagree

Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree, nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The decisions the government makes now will affect the future health of the economy 75% 6% 43% 32% 15% 4% 2% 4%
The government should take the recognition if their budget measures work, just as they should take responsibility if they do not 73% 5% 37% 36% 18% 2% 2% 4%
The global pandemic means that the health of the economy is out of the government’s control 42% 26% 12% 30% 27% 19% 7% 5%
  • There is now less agreement that the global pandemic means that the health of the economy is out of the government’s control compared to last October (42% from 49%).
  • However, there is still high agreement that ‘the decisions the government makes now will affect the future health of the economy’, and ‘the government should take the recognition if their budget measures work, just as they should take responsibility if they do not’ (75% and 73% respectively).

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