Opinion of privatisation

Jan 28, 2014

Q. Generally, do you think that privatisation – that is, having public services owned or run by private companies – is a good or bad idea?

 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

March 13

A good idea

21%

16%

31%

7%

12%

22%

A bad idea

59%

69%

48%

74%

65%

58%

Don’t know

20%

15%

21%

19%

23%

20%

59% think that, generally, privatisation is a bad idea and 21% think it is generally a good idea.

Those most likely to think it is a bad idea were – aged 45-64 (75%), Greens voters (74%), Labor voters (69%) and incomes under $600pw (68%).

Strongest support for privatisation came from Liberal/National voters (31%), aged 18-34 (30%) and those with university education (29%).

There has been no significant change on this issue since this question was asked in March last year.

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