Essential Report

Government support

Mar 10, 2015

Q. Thinking about Government welfare and services, do you think the following groups of people receive enough support, too much support or about the right support from the Government?

 

Too much support

Not enough support

About the right support

Don’t know

Children

11%

38%

38%

13%

Young adults

15%

41%

32%

11%

Families with school-aged children

14%

36%

38%

11%

Middle aged

8%

33%

44%

15%

Retirees

6%

56%

27%

11%

A majority (56%) think that retirees don’t get enough Government support and 41% don’t think young adults get enough support. 44% think middle aged people get about the right support.

By age group, those most likely to think each group does not get enough support were –

Children – aged 35-54 43%

Young adults – aged 18-24 54%

Families with school-aged children – aged 25-44 41%

Middle aged – aged 45-54 45%

Retirees – aged 45-64 66%

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