Q. Governments often need to consider the interests of a number of stakeholders when making decisions, including those of corporate interests. In general, do you think when governments make decisions, they –
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
|Total favour corporate interests||60%||64%||55%||76%|
|Total favour voter interests||9%||4%||14%||2%|
|Very strongly favour corporate interests||26%||27%||20%||40%|
|Somewhat favour corporate interests||34%||37%||35%||36%|
|Balance the interests of voters and corporate interests||19%||21%||22%||15%|
|Somewhat favour the interests of voters||5%||2%||9%||–|
|Very strongly favour the interests of voters||4%||2%||5%||2%|
60% of respondents think that governments in general make decisions in favour of corporate interests. 9% think they make decisions in favour of voter interests and 19% think they balance the interests of voters and corporations.
By gender – men split 56% corporate interests, 12% voters interests, 24% balanced and women 65% corporate, 4% voters, 15% balanced.
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