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Sep 25, 2018
Essential Research

Trust in Institutions

Q. How much trust do you have in the following institutions and organisations?

  Total

trust

  A lot of trust Some trust A little trust No trust Don’t know % change   Total trust Oct 15 Total trust Sep 16 Total trust Oct 17
Federal police 70% 31% 39% 18% 7% 5% -1 67% 63% 71%
State police 67% 30% 37% 22% 8% 3% 68% 63% 67%
The High Court 61%   24% 37% 22% 11% 6%   60% 57% 61%
The ABC 54%   16% 38% 26% 12% 8% +2   55% 53% 52%
The Reserve Bank 50%   15% 35% 28% 125% 8% +1   51% 47% 49%
Charitable organisations 47%   12% 35% 36% 12% 4% +1   49% 43% 46%
Environment groups 42%   10% 32% 33% 18% 6%   42% 39% 42%
Your local council 42%   9% 33% 37% 18% 4% +4   40% 36% 38%
The Commonwealth Public Service 39%   7% 32% 36% 16% 9% +1   38% 36% 38%
State Parliament 31%   7% 24% 33% 31% 6%   32% 26% 31%
Business groups 29%   3% 26% 43% 19% 9% +1   30% 27% 28%
Federal Parliament 28%   6% 22% 32% 35% 6% -2   32% 26% 30%
Religious organisations 28%   6% 22% 26% 39% 7% +2   30% 26% 26%
Trade unions 25%   5% 20% 35% 31% 9%   27% 25% 25%
Political parties 15% 2% 13% 35% 44% 6% -3 16% 14% 18%

 

Note: ‘Total Trust’ is an aggregate figure achieved by adding ‘A lot of trust’ and ‘Some trust’

 

Overall, trust in institutions has changed little since this question was asked in October, 2017.

 

Respondents had most trust in the Federal police (70%), State police (67%), the High Court (61%), the ABC (54%) and the Reserve Bank (50%). They had least trust in political parties (15%), trade unions (25%), religious organisations (28%), Federal Parliament (28%) and business groups (29%).

 

The main change since the last poll were for local council (up 4%) and political parties (down 3%).

Jun 19, 2018
Essential Research

Party trust to handle issues

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Differ-ence Differ-ence

Jan 2018

Security and the war on terrorism 42% 25% 33%   +17 +18
Management of the economy 39% 33% 28%   +6 +10
Controlling interest rates 35% 29% 36%   +6 +4
Political leadership 34% 32% 34%   +2 -2
Managing population growth 32% 30% 38%   +2 +3
Ensuring a quality water supply 30% 31% 39%   -1 +1
Treatment of asylum seekers 31% 33% 36%   -2 +1
Addressing climate change 26% 33% 41%   -7 -14
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 38% 32%   -8 -11
Ensuring a quality education for all children 30% 39% 31%   -9 -11
Housing affordability 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Protecting the environment 26% 35% 39%   -9 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 30% 40% 30%   -10 -11
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 38% 33%   -10 -10
A fair industrial relations system 28% 40% 32%   -12 -13

 

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+17, down 1 since January), management of the economy (+6, down 4) and controlling interest rates (+6, up 2).

 

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (+12, down 1), protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries (+10, no change) and ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system  (+10, down 1).

 

Since this question was asked in January, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on management of the economy (up 4) while losing ground on addressing climate change (down 7).

May 22, 2018
Essential Research

Party trust to manage fair tax system

Q. Which party would you trust most to manage a fair tax system?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Mar 2018
Labor 32%   74% 9% 36% 16%   26%
Liberal-National 32%   4% 72% 13% 29%   28%
No difference 22%   13% 12% 36% 45%   31%
Don’t know 15%   9% 6% 15% 10%   15%

Respondents were evenly divided on which party they would trust most to manage a fair tax system. 32% favoured the Labor Party and 32% favoured the Liberal and National parties. 22% thought there was no difference.

Those earning less than $1,500 pw trust Labor more (34% Labor/27% Liberal-National), and those earning more than $1,500 pw trust the Liberals a little more (33% Labor/37% Liberal-National).

Mar 27, 2018
Essential Research

Party trust

Who do you trust most to manage a fair tax system?

 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Labor 26% 63% 4% 38% 12%
Liberal-National 28% 2% 66% 4% 21%
No difference 31% 20% 21% 42% 58%
Don’t know 15% 15% 95 16% 9%

 

There was little difference in between the parties in terms of who would be most trusted to manage a fair tax system.

28% favoured the Liberal National parties, 26% Labor and 31% said their was no difference.

53% of over 65’s said they would trust Liberal-National most.

Jan 30, 2018
Essential Research

Party trust to handle issues

Q. Which party would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   Differ-ence Differ-ence

Jun2017

Security and the war on terrorism 42% 24% 35%   +18 +20
Management of the economy 40% 30% 29%   +10 +15
Controlling interest rates 34% 30% 36%   +4 +10
Managing population growth 30% 27% 43%   +3 +6
Treatment of asylum seekers 32% 31% 37%   +1 +1
Ensuring a quality water supply 31% 30% 39%   +1 -5
Political leadership 31% 33% 37%   -2 +8
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 38% 34%   -10 -13
Ensuring a fair taxation system 28% 39% 34%   -11 -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 29% 40% 32%   -11 -11
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 28% 39% 33%   -11 -11
Housing affordability 24% 36% 40%   -12 -12
Protecting the environment 24% 36% 41%   -12 -14
A fair industrial relations system 27% 40% 34%   -13 -14
Addressing climate change 22% 36% 43%   -14 -16

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+18, down 2 since June) and management of the economy (+10, down 5).

 

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle addressing climate change (+14, down 2), a fair industrial relations system (+13, down 1), protecting the environment (+12, down 2) and housing affordability (+12, no change).

 

Since this question was asked in June, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on political leadership (up 10), controlling interest rates (up 6) and management of the economy (up 5).

Nov 20, 2017
Essential Research

Trust in Federal Government

Q. How much trust do you have in the Federal Government to do what is right for Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
A lot of trust 8%   6% 17% 2% 2%
Some trust 34%   34% 49% 20% 22%
Not much trust 32%   37% 25% 45% 34%
No trust at all 21%   18% 8% 28% 42%
Don’t know 5%   5% 1% 5%

 

42% have a lot or some trust in the Government to do what is right for Australia and 53% have not much or no trust.

Those least likely to trust the Government were Greens voters (73% not much/no trust) and other voters (76%).

Those most likely to trust the Government were LNP voters (66% trust) and university educated (58%).

Oct 23, 2017
Essential Research

Party trust

Q. Which party would you trust more to do the following?

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know
Reduce power prices 24% 25% 37% 14%
Ensure a reliable power supply 24% 24% 38% 14%
Reduce carbon emissions from power plants 17% 29% 39% 16%
Develop a modern power system that is clean and smart 21% 26% 38% 15%
Encourage investment in renewable energy 20% 30% 34% 16%
Stand up to the big power companies 21% 27% 37% 15%

 

More than half either think there is no difference between the parties or don’t know who they would trust more to handle any of these energy issues.

For those who made a choice, the Labor Party was more trusted to reduce carbon emissions from power plants (+12%), encourage investment in renewable energy (+10%), stand up to the big power companies (+6%) and develop a modern power system that is clean and smart (+5%).

There was no significant difference in preference for either party on reducing power prices or ensuring a reliable power supply.

Oct 4, 2017
Essential Research

Trust in Institutions

Q. How much trust do you have in the following institutions and organisations?

  Total

trust

  A lot of trust Some trust A little trust No trust Don’t know % change   Total trust Oct 15 Total trust Sep 16 Total trust Jan 17
Federal police 71%   27% 44% 19% 7% 3% +2   67% 63% 69%
State police 67%   24% 43% 21% 9% 2%   68% 63% 67%
The High Court 61%   22% 39% 25% 10% 4% -1   60% 57% 62%
The ABC 52%   17% 35% 29% 12% 7% -1   55% 53% 53%
The Reserve Bank 49%   13% 36% 32% 13% 7% -2   51% 47% 51%
Charitable organisations 46%   8% 38% 38% 12% 4% +1   49% 43% 45%
Environment groups 42%   9% 33% 35% 19% 5% +3   42% 39% 39%
Your local council 38%   7% 31% 38% 21% 4%   40% 36% 38%
The Commonwealth Public Service 38%   6% 32% 38% 16% 9% +2   38% 36% 36%
State Parliament 31%   4% 27% 35% 29% 4%   32% 26% 31%
Federal Parliament 30%   5% 25% 35% 32% 4%   32% 26% 30%
Business groups 28%   4% 24% 46% 20% 6% +1   30% 27% 27%
Religious organisations 26%   6% 20% 31% 39% 4% -2   30% 26% 28%
Trade unions 25%   4% 21% 34% 33% 7% -2   27% 25% 27%
Political parties 18%   3% 15% 34% 45% 3% +1   16% 14% 17%

 

Note: ‘Total Trust’ is an aggregate figure achieved by adding ‘A lot of trust’ and ‘Some trust’

 

Overall, trust in institutions j=has changed little since this question was asked in January.

Respondents had most trust in the Federal police (71%), State police (67%), the High Court (61%), the ABC (52%) and the Reserve Bank (49%). They had least trust in political parties (17%), business groups (27%), trade unions (27%) and religious organisations (28%).

The main change since the last poll were for environment groups (up 3%).

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