Essential Report

Free Trade Agreements generally

Apr 15, 2014

Q. Generally, do you think making Free Trade Agreements with other countries is good for Australia or bad for Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

49%

43%

57%

48%

43%

Total bad

11%

14%

8%

20%

15%

Very good

13%

13%

16%

6%

11%

Good

36%

30%

41%

42%

32%

Neither good nor bad

18%

22%

17%

9%

20%

Bad

7%

9%

5%

15%

8%

Very bad

4%

5%

3%

5%

7%

Don’t know

22%

21%

17%

24%

23%

49% think that free trade agreements are generally good for Australia and 11% think they are bad. 18% think they are neither and 22% could not give an opinion.

Those most likely to think they were good were Liberal/National voters (57%), men (55%), aged 55+ (54%) and full-time workers (55%).

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