Essential Report

Interest in US election

Nov 15, 2016

Q. Thinking about elections, have you taken more or less interest in the US election than the July election in Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Taken more interest in the US election 33%   32% 37% 31% 36%
Taken less interest in the US election 22%   22% 24% 25% 22%
About the same interest 38%   40% 37% 41% 38%
Don’t know 6%   6% 3% 3% 4%

33% say they took more interest in the US election than the Australian election, 22% took less interest and 38% about the same interest.

Those more likely to take more interest in the US election than the Australian election were aged 18-24 (45%), full-time workers (38%) and incomes over $1,500pw (39%).

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