Groups that Should Benefit from Mining Boom

Nov 28, 2011

Q. And should the following groups receive more or less benefit from the current boom in minerals exports or is the current benefit they receive about right?

Should benefit more Should benefit less Current benefit about right Don’t know
All Australians 68% 1% 15% 16%
Regional communities 58% 6% 19% 17%
State governments 30% 17% 32% 20%
Federal government 27% 23% 30% 20%
Mining company shareholders 12% 28% 41% 18%
Foreign companies 4% 56% 18% 22%
Mining company executives 4% 57% 21% 18%

A majority of respondents think there should be more benefits to all Australians (68%) and regional communities (58%).  A majority also believe there should be less benefit to mining company executives (57%) and foreign companies (56%).

75% of Labor voters, 65% of Liberal/National voters and 84% of Greens voters think all Australians should benefit more.

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