Importance of international relationships

Oct 28, 2014

Q. How important is it for Australia to have a close relationship with the following nations?

 

Very 

Quite 

Not very 

Don’t know

 

Very 

Mar 11

Very 

Nov 13

Very 

Jun 14

Change

United States

53%

37%

5%

4%

60%

59%

57%

-4

United Kingdom

48%

41%

7%

4%

56%

48%

48%

China

44%

45%

6%

6%

48%

54%

46%

-2

Indonesia

32%

46%

15%

7%

31%

40%

35%

-3

Japan

31%

51%

11%

7%

39%

35%

32%

-1

Canada

26%

47%

20%

7%

na

na

28%

-2

India

22%

46%

24%

8%

26%

26%

23%

-1

Germany

22%

43%

27%

8%

23%

20%

21%

+1

Saudi Arabia

17%

38%

35%

10%

na

na

na

na

Russia

16%

39%

37%

8%

na

na

na

na

More than half the respondents think it is very important to have close relationships with the United States (53%). Relations with Russia (16%) and Saudi Arabia (17%) were thought to be the least important.

A close relationship with the United States is considered very important by 67% of Liberal/National voters, 50% of Labor voters and 41% of Greens voters.

Since this question was last asked in June, there has been a 4% decrease in the rating of the importance of relations with the United States.

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