Essential Report

Impact of Budget

May 10, 2016

Q. In general, do you think the Federal Budget, will be good or bad for?

  Total good Total bad

 

  Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know   Total good

2014

Total bad 2014 Total good 2015 Total bad 2015
You personally 15% 26%   2% 13% 48% 18% 8% 10% 13% 52% 15% 28%
Average working people 21% 35%   3% 18% 33% 25% 10% 11% 14% 59% 22% 27%
Small businesses 53% 12% 11% 42% 22% 9% 3% 13% 36% 23% 66% 6%
Big businesses 50% 9% 16% 34% 29% 7% 2% 13% 34% 10%
The economy over all 28% 22% 4% 24% 35% 16% 6% 14% 40% 32% 30% 22%
People who are well off 49% 10% 20% 29% 30% 8% 2% 12% 45% 16% 36% 14%
People on lower incomes 15% 46%   3% 12% 28% 25% 21% 12% 11% 66% 22% 34%
Australian families 16% 36%   3% 13% 35% 24% 12% 13% 11% 62% 29% 27%
Older Australians 11% 51%   2% 9% 27% 31% 20% 11% 10% 66% 20% 34%
Younger Australians 25% 28% 3% 22% 34% 18% 10% 13%   16% 55% 21% 29%

The budget was considered more likely to be good for small business (53%), big business (50%) and people who are well off (49%). It was more likely to be considered bad for older Australians (51%) and people on lower incomes (46%).

Compared to the 2015 budget it was considered worse for average working people, people on low incomes, Australian families and older Australians.

Compared to the 2015 budget it was considered better for big businesses and people who are well off.

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