International relations under a Coalition Government

Nov 26, 2013

Q. Do you think under the Coalition Government, relations with the following countries will improve or get worse?

 

Improve

Get worse

Stay much the same

Don’t know

United States

24%

12%

48%

16%

United Kingdom

20%

11%

52%

17%

New Zealand

19%

12%

53%

16%

Germany

11%

11%

57%

21%

Japan

15%

16%

50%

19%

China

19%

22%

40%

19%

South Africa

9%

12%

56%

23%

India

13%

19%

47%

21%

Indonesia

11%

49%

22%

18%

For most countries, about half think that relations will stay much the same. The exceptions were China (19% improve, 22% get worse) and Indonesia (11% improve, 49% get worse).

Respondents were more likely to think that relations with the United States, New Zealand and United Kingdom would improve.

The main differences by party preference were for China (Labor 7% improve/38% get worse compared to Lib/Nat 33% improve/6% get worse) and Indonesia (Labor 4% improve/68% get worse compared to Lib/Nat 21% improve/31% get worse).

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