Issues compared to 50 years ago

Sep 6, 2016

Q. Compared with 50 years ago, do you think the following issues in Australia today are better, worse or about the same?

  Total better Total worse   A lot better A little better About the same A little worse A lot worse Don’t know
Knowledge of international events 63% 12%   34% 29% 21% 7% 5% 5%
Standard of living 55% 25%   25% 30% 16% 15% 10% 4%
Health services 54% 25%   26% 28% 15% 14% 11% 4%
Freedom from discrimination 52% 18%   20% 32% 25% 10% 8% 5%
Quality of life 52% 24%   21% 31% 21% 17% 7% 3%
Education services 50% 28%   20% 30% 18% 18% 10% 4%
Job security 21% 55%   5% 16% 20% 26% 29% 5%
Political leaders 15% 46%   4% 11% 34% 24% 22% 6%

A majority believe that most issues are better in Australia today than 50 years ago.

The exceptions were job security (55% worse) and political leaders (46% worse).

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