Importance of equality/fairness

Jun 11, 2014

Q. How important is equality/fairness to Australian society?

 

Equality

 

Fairness

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Very important

51%

62%

42%

63%

41%

62%

72%

44%

77%

77%

Somewhat important

38%

32%

47%

21%

49%

30%

20%

47%

14%

21%

Not very important

6%

3%

8%

12%

6%

4%

4%

6%

4%

1%

Not at all important

1%

1%

1%

5%

2%

2%

2%

3%

4%

1%

Don’t know

3%

3%

1%

2%

2%

2%

Note: Half the sample was asked about “equality” and half asked about “fairness”.

51% of respondents think equality is very important compared to 62% who say fairness is very important.

While Liberal/National voters gave very similar answers to both equality and fairness, Labor voters, Greens voters and other voters think fairness is more important.

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