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Feb 2, 2016
Essential Research

Trust in newspapers

Q. How much trust do you have in what you read in the following newspapers?

Total a lot/some

A lot of trust

Some trust

Not much trust

No trust at all

Don’t know

Total a lot/some Jul 2011

Total a lot/some Jun 2012

Total a lot/some Jan 2013

Total a lot/some Jun 2015

The Australian

63%

12%

51%

23%

9%

5%

69%

60%

65%

58%

The Telegraph (NSW only)

56%

10%

46%

27%

14%

4%

52%

49%

48%

46%

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW only)

66%

11%

55%

22%

7%

4%

74%

69%

71%

70%

The Age (Victoria only)

66%

15%

51%

18%

11%

5%

79%

76%

71%

66%

Herald Sun (Victoria only)

57%

10%

47%

24%

15%

4%

54%

51%

50%

48%

Courier Mail (Queensland only)

47%

6%

41%

34%

16%

2%

65%

51%

57%

48%

* Note : Percentages based only on respondents who had read each newspaper.

Overall, among those who have read them, the most trusted newspapers were the SMH (66% a lot/some trust), The Age (66%) and The Australian (63%). The Courier Mail (47%) was the least trusted.

Since this question was asked in 2015, there have been increases in trust for The Telegraph (up 10%), the HeraldSun (up 9%) and The Australian (up 5%).

Jan 27, 2016
Essential Research

Trust most to handle the economy

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – the Treasurer Scott Morrison or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep- endent

Nov 2015

Scott Morrison

26%

9%

52%

8%

16%

27%

Chris Bowen

19%

34%

10%

29%

13%

18%

Don’t know

55%

57%

38%

64%

71%

56%

26% have more trust in Scott Morrison to handle Australia’s economy and 19% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 55% don’t know who they would trust more. This represents little change since November.

Dec 1, 2015
Essential Research

Party Trust to Handle Issues

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

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Don’t know

Difference

Difference Oct 2015

Management of the economy

42%

21%

5%

31%

+21

+18

Ensuring a quality education for all children

30%

31%

8%

31%

-1

-7

Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system

30%

30%

8%

32%

-5

Protecting the environment

19%

16%

37%

29%

-21

-21

A fair industrial relations system

28%

34%

6%

32%

-6

-11

Political leadership

40%

18%

7%

35%

+22

+18

Addressing climate change

21%

18%

30%

32%

-12

-12

Controlling interest rates

36%

18%

5%

40%

+18

+14

Australian jobs and protection of local industries

28%

33%

6%

32%

-5

-7

Ensuring a quality water supply

24%

19%

23%

34%

+5

+5

Housing affordability

26%

28%

8%

39%

-2

-7

Ensuring a fair taxation system

30%

25%

7%

37%

+5

Security and the war on terrorism

41%

18%

5%

36%

+23

+22

Treatment of asylum seekers

31%

16%

17%

36%

+15

+7

Managing population growth

31%

18%

9%

42%

+13

+13

Note – Differences are calculated by subtracting Labor % from Liberal % – except for the two issues on which the Greens lead in which case it is Liberal minus Greens.

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+23), political leadership (+22), management of the economy (+21) and controlling interest rates (+18). The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (-6) and Australian jobs and protection of local industries (-5).

Main changes since this question was asked in October have been an improvements for the Liberal Party on treatment of asylum seekers (up 8), ensuring a quality education (up 6), the health system (up 5), the industrial relations system (up 5) and the tax system (up 5).

Nov 3, 2015
Essential Research

Trust most to handle the economy

Q. Who would you trust most to handle Australia’s economy – the Treasurer Scott Morrison or the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep- endent

Joe Hockey May 2015

Scott Morrison

27%

9%

53%

14%

20%

29%

Chris Bowen

18%

41%

4%

30%

6%

23%

Don’t know

56%

50%

43%

56%

74%

47%

27% have more trust in Scott Morrison to handle Australia’s economy and 18% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 56% don’t know who they would trust more.

These results show a slightly increased preference for the Treasurer over the Shadow Treasurer since this question was asked in May when Joe Hockey was treasurer.

Oct 20, 2015
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 Jun 12

Total

trust Mar 13

Total trust Jul 14

Total

trust Jun 15

State police

68%

26%

42%

21%

6%

5%

+2

66%

Federal police

67%

26%

41%

20%

6%

6%

-1

68%

The High Court

60%

24%

36%

24%

9%

7%

-1

60%

74%

57%

61%

The ABC

55%

16%

39%

26%

11%

7%

-1

54%

70%

54%

56%

The Reserve Bank

51%

17%

34%

30%

10%

8%

-5

49%

64%

52%

56%

Charitable organisations

49%

8%

41%

37%

10%

5%

+3

50%

52%

45%

46%

Environment groups

42%

9%

33%

33%

18%

7%

+2

32%

41%

31%

40%

Your local council

40%

5%

35%

36%

19%

6%

+1

34%

33%

39%

The Commonwealth Public Service

38%

6%

32%

38%

14%

10%

+3

30%

36%

31%

35%

State Parliament

32%

5%

27%

36%

24%

7%

30%

24%

32%

Federal Parliament

32%

5%

27%

35%

27%

6%

+1

22%

34%

25%

31%

Religious organisations

30%

7%

23%

30%

33%

7%

+5

27%

27%

26%

25%

Business groups

30%

3%

27%

39%

20%

11%

+2

22%

26%

22%

28%

Trade unions

27%

5%

22%

33%

31%

9%

+1

22%

25%

22%

26%

Political parties

19%

3%

16%

36%

39%

7%

+3

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 changed little since this question was asked in June.

Respondents had most trust in the State police (68%), Federal police (67%), the High Court (60%), the ABC (55%) and the Reserve Bank (51%). They had least trust in political parties (19%), trade unions (27%), business groups (30%) and religious organisations (30%).

The main changes since the last poll were for the Reserve Bank (down 5% to 51%) and religious organisations (up 5% to 30%). Compared to the average, Labor voters had more trust in the ABC (64%) and trade unions (39%).

Liberal/National voters, compared to the average, had a little more trust in the High Court (67%), the Reserve Bank (62%), religious organisations (39%), Federal Parliament (42%), State Parliament (39%), business groups (40%), State police (77%) and Federal police (75%).

 

Oct 20, 2015
Essential Research

Trust in organisations to store data

Q. Under new national security laws phone and internet records of all Australians will be held for two years. 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 a lot/some trust

Total little/no trust

A lot of trust

Some trust

Little trust

No trust

Don’t know

Total a lot/some trust Nov 2014

Security agencies such as the Australian Federal Police, local police and ASIO

49%

46%

16%

33%

24%

22%

5%

53%

The Government

40%

55%

8%

32%

28%

27%

5%

42%

Telecommunications companies and internet service providers

31%

64%

5%

26%

32%

32%

5%

32%

Other private companies

20%

73%

3%

17%

33%

40%

7%

20%

49% have a lot or some trust in security agencies to store personal data safely and in a way that would prevent abuse – although only 16% have a lot of trust.

A majority have little or no trust in the Government (55%), telecommunications companies and internet service providers (64%) and other private companies (73%) to safely store personal data.

Overall, trust has declined a little since this question was asked last year.

Oct 6, 2015
Essential Research

Party Trust to Handle Issues

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

  Liberal Labor Greens Don’t know   Difference   Difference

Sep 2015

Management of the economy 41% 23% 4% 32% +18 +16
Ensuring a quality education for all children 28% 35% 7% 30% -7 -4
Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system 28% 33% 8% 30% -5 -2
Protecting the environment 18% 16% 39% 26% -21 -20
A fair industrial relations system 27% 38% 5% 30% -11 -8
Political leadership 38% 20% 7% 36% +18 +9
Addressing climate change 19% 23% 31% 27% -12 -12
Controlling interest rates 36% 22% 4% 37% +14 +16
Australian jobs and protection of local industries 28% 35% 6% 31% -7 -5
Ensuring a quality water supply 25% 20% 24% 31% +5 +7
Housing affordability 24% 31% 7% 38% -7
Ensuring a fair taxation system 31% 31% 6% 32% +4
Security and the war on terrorism 41% 19% 5% 36% +22 +20
Treatment of asylum seekers 28% 21% 17% 34% +7 +12
Managing population growth 32% 19% 9% 40% +13 +11

Note – Differences are calculated by subtracting Labor % from Liberal % – except for the two issues on which the Greens lead in which case it is Liberal minus Greens.

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+22), management of the economy (+18), political leadership (+18) and controlling interest rates (+14). The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (-11) and Australian jobs, protection of local industries (-7), ensuring a quality education (-7) and housing affordability (-7).

Main changes since this question was asked last month have been an improvement for the Liberal Party on political leadership (up net 9 points), and improvement for the Labor Party on housing affordability (up 7) and treatment of asylum seekers (up 5).

Sep 1, 2015
Essential Research

Party Trust to Handle Issues

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

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Don’t know

Difference

Difference Feb 2015

Management of the economy

40%

24%

5%

31%

+16

+17

Ensuring a quality education for all children

29%

33%

8%

31%

-4

-10

Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system

29%

31%

8%

31%

-2

-10

Protecting the environment

20%

15%

40%

25%

-20

-25

A fair industrial relations system

27%

35%

7%

31%

-8

-10

Political leadership

32%

23%

8%

36%

+9

+7

Addressing climate change

21%

19%

33%

27%

-12

-17

Controlling interest rates

37%

21%

5%

37%

+16

+13

Australian jobs and protection of local industries

29%

34%

6%

31%

-5

-9

Ensuring a quality water supply

27%

20%

21%

32%

+7

+6

Housing affordability

27%

27%

7%

38%

-6

Ensuring a fair taxation system

32%

28%

7%

33%

+4

-2

Security and the war on terrorism

40%

20%

5%

34%

+20

+19

Treatment of asylum seekers

31%

19%

19%

31%

+12

+13

Managing population growth

31%

20%

8%

41%

+11

+12

Note – Differences are calculated by subtracting Labor % from Liberal % – except for the two issues on which the Greens lead in which case it is Liberal minus Greens.

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle security and the war on terrorism (+20), management of the economy (+16), controlling interest rates (+16) and treatment of asylum seekers (+12). The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a fair industrial relations system (-8) and Australian jobs and protection of local industries (-5).

Main changes since this question was asked in February have been an improvement for the Liberal Party on the health system (up net 8 points), education (up 6), housing affordability (up 6) and taxation (up 6).

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