Essential Report

Party membership

Apr 30, 2014

Q. Would you ever consider becoming a member of a political party?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Yes

15%

18%

13%

19%

12%

No

72%

69%

75%

62%

73%

I am already a member of a political party

1%

1%

2%

1%

3%

Don’t know

12%

13%

9%

17%

12%

Just 15% of Australians would consider becoming a member of a political party (1% said that they were already a member of a political party).

Greens voters (19%) were the most likely to state that they would consider becoming a member of a political party. Lib/Nat voters (13%) and those that vote for other parties (12%) were the least likely.

Males (20%) were more likely than females (10%) to state that they would consider joining a political party.

81% of those aged under 30, compared to 69% of those aged 31-50 and 71% of those aged 50+ said that they would not ever consider joining a political party.

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