Essential Report

Importance of car manufacturing

Dec 17, 2013

Q. How important is it that Australia has a car manufacturing industry, even if it needs hundreds of millions of dollars each year in Government support and investment?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

1 Oct

2013

Total important

60%

 

74%

50%

48%

70%

58%

Total not important

33%

 

21%

46%

48%

25%

30%

Very important

30%

 

39%

26%

21%

32%

24%

Somewhat important

30%

35%

24%

27%

38%

34%

Not very important

20%

15%

24%

23%

18%

18%

Not at all important

13%

6%

22%

24%

7%

12%

Don’t know

6%

6%

5%

6%

5%

12%

60% think it is important that Australia has a car manufacturing industry, even if it needs hundreds of millions of dollars each year in Government support and investment while 33% think it is not important. This is s light increase in both measures since October as those saying “don’t know” has declined from 12% to 6%.

Labor voters are most likely to think a car manufacturing industry is important (70%) while Liberal/National voters are split (50% important/46% not important).

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