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Dec 6, 2016
Essential Research

Party trust to handle issues

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

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   NET NET

Aug 2016

Security and the war on terrorism 39% 22% 39%   +17 +18
Management of the economy 41% 27% 32%   +14 +15
Controlling interest rates 33% 26% 41%   +7 +12
Managing population growth 32% 25% 42%   +7 +10
Treatment of asylum seekers 34% 28% 39%   +6 +6
Political leadership 33% 27% 40%   +6 +9
Ensuring a fair taxation system 32% 33% 35%   -1 -4
Ensuring a quality water supply 27% 30% 43%   -3
A fair industrial relations system 30% 37% 33%   -7 -8
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 37% 35%   -9 -8
Housing affordability 25% 34% 40%   -9 -10
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 39% 33%   -11 -8
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 28% 40% 32%   -12 -8
Addressing climate change 23% 37% 40%   -14 -10
Protecting the environment 23% 37% 40%   -14 -11

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+17) and management of the economy (+14).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting the environment (-14), addressing climate change (-14), the health system (-12) and education (-11).

Since this question was asked in August, the Labor Party has improved its position against the Liberal Party on controlling interest rates (up 5), climate change (up 4) and the health system (up 4).

Sep 27, 2016
Essential Research

Leader trust to handle issues

Q. Which leader – Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten – would you trust most to handle the following issues?

  Malcolm Turnbull Bill Shorten Don’t know   Difference   Difference May 2016
Regulating the banking and finance sector 33% 29% 38%   +4   +6
Supporting Australia’s manufacturing industries 30% 32% 37%   -2   -1
Addressing climate change 26% 30% 44%   -4   -8
Protecting the Great Barrier Reef 23% 29% 48%   -6   -6
Funding hospitals 29% 36% 35%   -7   -8
Making housing more affordable for first home buyers 23% 33% 44%   -10   -9
Ensuring big companies pay their share of tax 27% 37% 36%   -10   -6
Looking after the needs of pensioners 22% 38% 40%   -16   -14
Funding public schools 24% 40% 36%   -16   -16
Maintaining workers’ wages and conditions 23% 44% 34%   -21   -22

Bill Shorten is trusted more for maintaining workers’ wages and conditions (+21), funding public schools (+16) and looking after the needs of pensioners (+16). Since May, the main changes have been a 4% shift to Malcolm Turnbull on addressing climate change and a 4% shift to Bill Shorten on ensuring big companies pay their share of tax.

Sep 6, 2016
Essential Research

Trust in Institutions

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

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  A lot of trust Some trust A little trust No trust Don’t know % change   Total trust

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Jul 14

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Oct 15

State police 63% 22% 41% 24% 10% 3% -5 68%
Federal police 63% 23% 40% 25% 8% 4% -4 67%
The High Court 57%   20% 37% 25% 13% 4% -3   60% 74% 57% 60%
The ABC 53%   16% 37% 27% 13% 8% -2   54% 70% 54% 55%
The Reserve Bank 47%   14% 33% 31% 14% 8% -4   49% 64% 52% 51%
Charitable organisations 43%   8% 37% 37% 14% 4% -6   50% 52% 45% 49%
Environment groups 39%   8% 31% 33% 22% 6% -3   32% 41% 31% 42%
Your local council 36%   6% 30% 35% 24% 4% -4   34% 33% 40%
The Commonwealth Public Service 36%   5% 31% 38% 17% 9% -2   30% 36% 31% 38%
Business groups 27%   2% 25% 38% 27% 7% -3   22% 26% 22% 30%
State Parliament 26%   3% 23% 34% 35% 5% -6   30% 24% 32%
Federal Parliament 26%   3% 23% 34% 35% 5% -6   22% 34% 25% 32%
Religious organisations 26%   5% 21% 27% 40% 6% -4   27% 27% 26% 30%
Trade unions 25%   3% 22% 31% 35% 8% -2   22% 25% 22% 27%
Political parties 14% 1% 13% 32% 49% 4% -2 12% 12% 13% 16%

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

 

Overall trust in institutions has decreased a little since this question was asked last October.

Respondents had most trust in the State police (63%), Federal police (63%), the High Court (57%), the ABC (53%) and the Reserve Bank (47%). They had least trust in political parties (14%), trade unions (25%) religious organisations (26%) and business groups (27%).

The main changes since the last poll were for State Parliament, Federal Parliament and charitable organisations (all down 6%).

Sep 6, 2016
Essential Research

Trust in handling information

Q. How much trust do you have in the following organisations to store your personal data safely and in a way that would prevent abuse?

  Total trust   A lot of trust Some trust Little trust No trust Don’t know
Security agencies such as the Australian Federal Police, local police and ASIO 51%   19% 32% 28% 16% 5%
The Australian Bureau of Statistics 46%   12% 34% 29% 20% 5%
Banks 45%   12% 33% 32% 20% 4%
Federal Government departments 37%   8% 29% 32% 26% 5%
Telecommunications companies and internet service providers 30%   4% 26% 37% 28% 5%
Online shopping websites 30%   4% 26% 37% 29% 4%
Social media sites e.g. Facebook 20%   3% 17% 32% 44% 5%

A majority (51%) trust security agencies to store personal information. 46% trust the ABS and 45% trust banks. Internet based entities are trusted by only 30% or less.

Aug 23, 2016
Essential Research

Party trust to handle issues

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

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   NET NET

Jun 2016

Security and the war on terrorism 39% 21% 40%   +18 +18
Management of the economy 41% 26% 34%   +15 +12
Controlling interest rates 35% 23% 42%   +12 +12
Managing population growth 33% 23% 44%   +10 +8
Political leadership 35% 26% 39%   +9 +8
Treatment of asylum seekers 32% 26% 41%   +6 +4
Ensuring a quality water supply 28% 28% 43%   -1
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 34% 36%   -4 -5
A fair industrial relations system 30% 38% 32%   -8 -11
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 29% 37% 34%   -8 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 30% 38% 32%   -8 -13
Ensuring a quality education for all children 29% 37% 34%   -8 -14
Housing affordability 25% 35% 40%   -10 -8
Addressing climate change 25% 35% 40%   -10 -10
Protecting the environment 24% 35% 40%   -11 -12

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+18), management of the economy (+15) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle protecting the environment (-11), addressing climate change (-10) and housing affordability (-10).

Since this question was asked in June, The Liberal Party has improved its position against Labor on ensuring the quality of the health system (up 5) and ensuring a quality education for all children (up 6).

Aug 2, 2016
Essential Research

Trust in media

Q. How much trust did you have in the way the following media reported and commented on the Federal election campaign?

  Total a lot/some trust Total not much/no trust Net   A lot of trust Some trust Not much trust No trust at all Don’t know Don’t use
ABC TV 65% 17% +48 26% 39% 11% 6% 6% 12%
SBS TV 61% 15% +46 21% 40% 11% 4% 7% 18%
ABC radio 54% 18% +36 20% 34% 12% 6% 5% 22%
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) 45% 25% +20 11% 34% 19% 6% 7% 22%
The Australian 37% 25% +12 8% 29% 18% 7% 6% 30%
The Age (Victoria) 42% 33% +9 7% 35% 22% 11% 5% 21%
Courier Mail (Queensland) 37% 37%   6% 31% 25% 12% 5% 21%
Commercial TV 42% 44% -2 4% 38% 33% 11% 7% 7%
The Telegraph (NSW) 35% 39% -4 10% 25% 25% 14% 7% 20%
Commercial radio 35% 41% -6 4% 31% 30% 11% 7% 17%
Herald Sun (Victoria) 35% 43% -8 5% 30% 27% 16% 5% 16%

 

The media most trusted for reporting and commentary on the election were ABC TV (65% trust), SBS TV (61%) and ABC radio (54%).

The most trusted newspapers were the Sydney Morning Herald (45%), The Australian (37%) and The Age (42%).

The least trusted media were the Herald Sun (43% not much or no trust), commercial TV (44%) and commercial radio (41%).

Jul 26, 2016
Essential Research

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Q. How much trust do you have in Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2014 Feb 2015 May 2015
Total a lot/some 47%   30% 81% 35% 36%   41% 35% 40% 33% 35%
Total little/no trust 46%   65% 17% 52% 62%   53% 59% 53% 62% 58%
A lot of trust 12%   5% 28% 3%   20% 17% 17% 12% 13%
Some trust 35%   25% 53% 35% 33%   21% 18% 23% 21% 22%
A little trust 24%   28% 16% 32% 27%   18% 16% 18% 22% 20%
No trust 22%   37% 1% 20% 35%   35% 43% 35% 40% 38%
Don’t know 7%   6% 2% 13% 3%   7% 5% 6% 5% 7%

 Overall, 47% have a lot or some trust in Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations and 46% have a little or no trust. This represent a substantial increase in trust since a similar question was asked last May about the Tony Abbott Government.

However, most of the shift has been an increase for “some trust”. Only 12% (down 1%) have “a lot of trust” and 22% (down 26%) have no trust.

Jun 7, 2016
Essential Research

Party trust to handle issues

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

  Liberal Labor Don’t know   NET NET

May 2016

Security and the war on terrorism 39% 21% 40%   +18 +23
Management of the economy 39% 27% 34%   +12 +20
Controlling interest rates 35% 23% 42%   +12 +12
Political leadership 34% 26% 40%   +8 +11
Managing population growth 31% 23% 46%   +8 +11
Treatment of asylum seekers 32% 28% 40%   +4 +8
Ensuring a quality water supply 27% 28% 46%   -1
Ensuring a fair taxation system 30% 35% 35%   -5 -8
Housing affordability 27% 35% 39%   -8 -10
Addressing climate change 25% 35% 40%   -10 -11
A fair industrial relations system 28% 39% 33%   -11 -12
Protecting Australian jobs and protection of local industries 27% 39% 34%   -12 -13
Protecting the environment 23% 35% 41%   -12 -12
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 26% 39% 35%   -13 -11
Ensuring a quality education for all children 26% 40% 34%   -14 -11

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+18), management of the economy (+12) and controlling interest rates (+12).

The labor Party is trusted more to handle ensuring a quality education (+14%) and ensuring the quality of the health system (+13).

Since this question was asked last month, Labor has improved its position on management of the economy (up 8) and security and the war on terrorism (up 5).

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