Manufacturing industry

Jun 3, 2013

Q. Thinking about the Australian manufacturing industry, which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

Aug 2012

With Government support, Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry

61%

70%

56%

60%

63%

There is no future for manufacturing in Australia and Government support would be a waste of money

22%

13%

31%

23%

17%

Don’t know

17%

17%

13%

18%

21%

61% agree that “With Government support, Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry” and 22% agree “There is no future for manufacturing in Australia and Government support would be a waste of money”. Those who think that “Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry” has dropped 2% and those thinking “There is no future for manufacturing in Australia” has increased 5% since this question was last asked in August.

Those most likely to agree that “Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry” were aged 35+ (65%), Labor voters (70%) and people on income of $600-$1,000pw (67%).

Those most likely to agree that “There is no future for manufacturing in Australia” were men (28%), Liberal/National voters (31%) and people on incomes over $1,600pw (29%).

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