Essential Report

Life for next generation

Aug 30, 2016

Q. Do you think life for the next generation of Australians will be better, worse or about the same compared with life today?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total better 24%   24% 29% 34% 15%   27% 22% 29% 24% 20%
Total worse 47%   46% 41% 32% 66%   45% 47% 36% 47% 55%
A lot better 6%   5% 9% 5% 5%   7% 5% 7% 7% 3%
A little better 18%   19% 20% 29% 10%   20% 17% 22% 17% 17%
About the same 22%   22% 24% 30% 17%   21% 23% 24% 21% 21%
A little worse 27%   25% 27% 24% 32%   24% 29% 23% 26% 31%
A lot worse 20%   21% 14% 8% 34%   21% 18% 13% 21% 24%
Don’t know 7%   8% 5% 4% 3%   6% 9% 11% 7% 4%

24% think that life for the next generation of Australians will be better than life today and 47% think it will be worse.

Those more likely to think it will be better were Greens voters (34%).

Those more likely to think it will be worse were aged 55+ (55%) and other/independent voters (66%).

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