Parties and Social Class

Aug 26, 2014

Q. Whose interests do you think the Labor Party mainly represent? 

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Working class

Middle class

 

April 2013

Working class

41%

53%

39%

27%

35%

44%

45%

30%

Middle class

14%

18%

10%

27%

16%

10%

18%

16%

Upper class

8%

3%

10%

14%

13%

11%

6%

13%

All of them

8%

14%

3%

11%

6%

6%

8%

8%

None of them

16%

3%

30%

6%

19%

17%

15%

22%

Don’t know

13%

10%

8%

15%

11%

12%

8%

11%


41% believe that the Labor Party mainly represents working class people and 16% don’t think they represent any class. 53% of Labor voters think the Labor Party mainly represents the working class and 27% of Greens voters think they mainly represent the middle class. 30% of Liberal/National voters don’t think they represent any class.

44% of respondents who describe themselves as working class and 45% of those who say they are middle class think the Labor Party mainly represents the working class.

Since this question was asked in April 2013, the proportion thinking that Labor represents the working class has increased from 30% to 41%.

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