Essential Report

Likelihood of Another GFC

Aug 15, 2011

Q. How likely do you think it is that there will soon be another Global Financial Crisis (GFC) similar to the one that occurred in 2009?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total likely 47% 39% 53% 41%
Very likely 20% 17% 22% 12%
Fairly likely 27% 22% 31% 29%
About 50/50 39% 40% 40% 36%
Not very likely 8% 12% 5% 15%
Don’t know 7% 9% 2% 9%

47% believe that another GFC is very or quite likely and a further 39% think it is a 50/50 possibility.

There were no significant differences across demographic groups.

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