Essential Report

Impact of Carbon Tax on Cost of Living

Jun 25, 2012

Q. From what you have read and heard, what impact do you expect the carbon tax will have on your cost of living?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Costs will increase a lot

45%

24%

62%

14%

Costs will increase a moderate amount

26%

27%

27%

30%

Costs will increase a little

20%

38%

8%

37%

It will have no impact on costs

2%

4%

*

9%

Don’t know

6%

6%

3%

10%

45% believe that their cost of living will increase a lot because of the carbon tax and 26% think it will increase a moderate amount.

55% of those aged 55+, 49% of aged 35-54 and 50% of people not working think their cost of living will increase a lot. There were no substantial differences by income.

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