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Mar 26, 2015
Essential Research

Trust to handle issues

Q. Which state party would you trust most to handle the following issues in New South Wales?

 

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Don’t know

 

Net score –

Liberal minus Labor

Economic management

45%

25%

4%

27%

+20

Police and public safety

42%

28%

3%

28%

+14

Planning for the future

40%

26%

7%

28%

+14

Roads and freeways

40%

28%

5%

28%

+12

Support for regional NSW

38%

26%

8%

29%

+12

Public transport

38%

28%

7%

27%

+11

NSW’s future energy needs

34%

26%

14%

27%

+8

The environment

27%

20%

29%

25%

+8

Unemployment and jobs

36%

33%

4%

27%

+3

Education and schools

34%

37%

6%

26%

-3

Health and hospitals

33%

37%

5%

26%

-4

 


 

Mar 24, 2015
Essential Research

Trust most to handle the economy

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

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep-endent

 

Aug 2014

Joe Hockey

26%

5%

62%

6%

14%

34%

Chris Bowen

25%

49%

6%

42%

10%

23%

Don’t know

49%

46%

31%

52%

76%

43%

26% have more trust in Joe Hockey to handle Australia’s economy and 25% have more trust in Chris Bowen. 49% don’t know who they would trust more.

This represents a 10-point shift in favour of Chris Bowen since this question was asked in August.

Feb 24, 2015
Essential Research

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Q. How much trust do you have in Tony Abbott 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

Total a lot/some

33%

13%

66%

12%

21%

41%

35%

40%

Total little/no trust

62%

84%

31%

85%

71%

53%

59%

53%

A lot of trust

12%

2%

28%

7%

20%

17%

17%

Some trust

21%

11%

38%

12%

14%

21%

18%

23%

A little trust

22%

23%

23%

19%

21%

18%

16%

18%

No trust

40%

61%

8%

66%

50%

35%

43%

35%

Don’t know

5%

2%

4%

2%

8%

7%

5%

6%

 

Overall, 33% (down 7% since October) have a lot or some trust in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations and 62% (up 9%) have a little or no trust. Only 12% (down 5%) have “a lot of trust” and 40% (up 5%) have no trust.

Labor (61%) and Greens (66%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. 28% Liberal/National voters have “a lot of trust”- down from 44% in October.

Feb 17, 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

June 2014

Management of the economy

42%

25%

5%

28%

+17

+13

Ensuring a quality education for all children

28%

38%

8%

26%

-10

-15

Ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system

28%

38%

7%

27%

-10

-13

Protecting the environment

17%

16%

42%

25%

-25

-22

A fair industrial relations system

28%

38%

6%

28%

-10

-11

Political leadership

32%

25%

5%

37%

+7

+6

Addressing climate change

18%

19%

36%

28%

-17

-12

Controlling interest rates

36%

23%

5%

37%

+13

+12

Australian jobs and protection of local industries

28%

37%

6%

29%

-9

-12

Ensuring a quality water supply

25%

19%

26%

31%

+6

+5

Housing affordability

25%

31%

7%

37%

-6

-4

Ensuring a fair taxation system

31%

33%

6%

31%

-2

+1

Security and the war on terrorism

41%

22%

4%

33%

+19

+16

Treatment of asylum seekers

33%

20%

18%

29%

+13

+17

Managing population growth

32%

20%

9%

39%

+12

+10

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 (+19), management of the economy (+17), controlling interest rates (+13) and treatment of asylum seekers (+13). The Labor Party is trusted more to handle a quality education for all children (-10), ensuring the quality of Australia’s health system  (-10), a fair industrial relations system (-10) and Australian jobs and protection of local industries (-9).

There have been no substantial movements since this question was asked in June. Main changes have been an improvement for the Liberal Party on education (up net 5 points), the economy (up 4) and treatment of asylum seekers (down 4).

Jan 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

The ABC

53%

20%

33%

28%

12%

8%

-1

54%

70%

54%

The High Court

53%

17%

36%

27%

12%

8%

-4

60%

74%

57%

The Reserve Bank

49%

14%

35%

30%

12%

9%

-3

49%

64%

52%

Charitable organisations

44%

7%

37%

36%

13%

7%

-1

50%

52%

45%

Environment groups

33%

5%

28%

39%

20%

8%

+2

32%

41%

31%

Your local council

32%

4%

28%

41%

21%

6%

-1

na

34%

33%

The Commonwealth Public Service

32%

4%

28%

39%

17%

11%

+1

30%

36%

31%

Newspapers

30%

3%

27%

43%

20%

6%

26%

30%

30%

Online news media

27%

3%

24%

43%

22%

8%

+2

23%

27%

25%

Federal Parliament

25%

3%

22%

36%

32%

7%

22%

34%

25%

TV news media

25%

2%

23%

44%

24%

6%

-7

21%

30%

32%

State Parliament

24%

3%

21%

37%

32%

7%

na

30%

24%

Trade unions

23%

4%

19%

34%

35%

9%

+1

22%

25%

22%

Business groups

23%

2%

21%

43%

23%

10%

+1

22%

26%

22%

Religious organisations

22%

4%

18%

30%

40%

7%

-4

27%

27%

26%

Political parties

14%

1%

13%

35%

45%

6%

+1

12%

12%

13%

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

There have been few significant changes since this question was asked in July last year.

Respondents had most trust in the ABC (53%), the High Court (53%), the Reserve Bank (49%) and charitable organisations (44%). They had least trust in political parties (14%) and religious organisations (22%).

The main changes since the last poll were for TV news media (down 7% to 25%) and religious organisations (down 4% to 22%).

Compared to the average, Labor voters had more trust in the ABC (61%), environment groups (42%) and trade unions (33%).

Liberal/National voters, compared to the average, had a little more trust in the Reserve Bank (59%), religious organisations (29%), newspapers (38%), TV news (33%), Federal Parliament (39%), State Parliament (35%) and business groups (33%).

Jan 20, 2015
Essential Research

Trust in use of personal information

Q. How much trust do you have in the following organisations to responsibly use any personal information they may have about you?

 

Total trust

 

A lot of trust

Some trust

A little trust

No trust

Don’t know

Not applic-able

to me

% change

 

Total trust Sep 13

Total trust

Jul 14

The medical profession

66%

32%

34%

21%

8%

3%

2%

-1

73%

67%

Law enforcement agencies

53%

20%

33%

27%

14%

5%

2%

-1

56%

54%

Your employer

43%

18%

25%

22%

9%

4%

22%

-1

46%

44%

Banks

39%

11%

28%

36%

20%

4%

2%

-5

45%

44%

Companies you buy things from in person

36%

5%

31%

40%

17%

5%

2%

-2

44%

38%

The Government

32%

6%

26%

32%

30%

4%

2%

+1

31%

31%

Companies you buy things from online

28%

3%

25%

40%

22%

5%

4%

-2

27%

30%

Insurance companies

26%

4%

22%

37%

30%

5%

3%

-1

26%

27%

Mobile phone and internet providers

24%

3%

21%

42%

28%

5%

1%

+1

29%

23%

TV networks

19%

3%

16%

40%

32%

6%

4%

20%

19%

Social media sites

12%

2%

10%

29%

49%

5%

5%

12%

12%

The most trusted people/organisations to use personal information were the medical profession (66% trust), law enforcement agencies (53%), employers (43%) and banks (39%). The least trusted were social media sites (12%) and TV networks (19%).

Since this question was asked in July last year, the only significant change was a drop of 5% for banks (down from 44% to 39%).

Nov 26, 2014
Essential Research

Trust to handle issues

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

 

Labor

Liberal

Greens

Don’t know

 

Net score –

Liberal minus Labor

Economic management

24%

43%

5%

27%

+19

Roads and freeways

25%

38%

8%

28%

+13

Planning for the future

25%

35%

12%

28%

+10

Police and public safety

29%

37%

7%

28%

+8

Victoria’s future energy needs

23%

28%

19%

29%

+5

Support for regional Victoria

27%

31%

10%

32%

+4

The environment

20%

22%

32%

27%

+2

Public transport

30%

31%

13%

27%

+1

Unemployment and jobs

35%

31%

7%

27%

-4

Health and hospitals

39%

28%

7%

26%

-11

Education and schools

40%

26%

8%

26%

-14

The Liberal Party is trusted more to handle economic management (43%), roads and freeways (38%), planning for the future (35%) and police and public safety (37%).

The Labor Party is trusted more to handle education and schools (40%) and health and hospitals (39%).

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Nov 25, 2014
Essential Research

Trust in the Government’s handling of international relations

Q. How much trust do you have in Tony Abbott 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

Total a lot/some

38%

15%

79%

7%

24%

41%

35%

40%

Total little/no trust

57%

82%

19%

93%

75%

53%

59%

53%

A lot of trust

15%

2%

38%

4%

20%

17%

17%

Some trust

23%

13%

41%

7%

20%

21%

18%

23%

A little trust

20%

22%

16%

18%

28%

18%

16%

18%

No trust

37%

60%

3%

75%

47%

35%

43%

35%

Don’t know

6%

4%

2%

1%

2%

7%

5%

6%

15% of people have “a lot of trust” in Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government to handle Australia’s international relations.

37% have no trust.

Labor (60%) and Greens (75%) voters were far more likely to have ‘no trust’. Liberal/National voters were far less likely (3%) to have no trust. 38% of Liberal/National voters have “a lot of trust”.

Since this question was asked in October, those saying they have a lot or some trust has decreased by 2% and those saying they have little/no trust increased by 4%.

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