Influence of the United States of America

May 26, 2020

Q. Thinking about Australia’s relationship with the United States of America, how do you rate the influence of the United States of America on each of the following aspects?

  TOTAL: Positive TOTAL: Negative Very positive Somewhat positive Somewhat negative Very negative Unsure
Australia’s defence, military, and national security 54% 25% 15% 39% 17% 8% 20%
Australia’s international trade 48% 34% 11% 36% 23% 11% 19%
Australia’s culture 43% 36% 10% 33% 25% 11% 20%
Australia’s politics 41% 39% 10% 31% 26% 13% 20%
American corporations and businesses operating in Australia 47% 32% 10% 38% 22% 10% 21%

 

TOTAL: Positive influence May’20 Aug’19 Change
Australia’s defence, military, and national security 54% 65% -11%
Australia’s international trade 48% 56% -8%
Australia’s culture 43% 51% -8%
Australia’s politics 41% 43% -2%
American corporations and businesses operating in Australia 47% 57% -10%
Base 1,087 1,096

 

NET: Positive influence   Gender Age Group
Total Male Female Labor NET: Coalition Greens NET: Other
Australia’s defence, military, and national security 54% 60% 49% 48% 67% 36% 58%
Australia’s international trade 48% 53% 42% 45% 58% 35% 45%
Australia’s culture 43% 49% 38% 42% 52% 28% 47%
Australia’s politics 41% 47% 35% 34% 55% 23% 39%
American corporations and businesses operating in Australia 47% 53% 42% 40% 60% 33% 45%
Base (n) 1,087 534 553 323 428 100 120
  • Compared to August 2019, participants are less likely to see the United States of America as a positive influence on Australia; with defence and American corporations operating in Australia seeing the largest drop (down 11% and 10%) respectively.
  • Coalition voters are more likely to rate America’s influence on Australia as positive, than Greens voters.

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