Q. In your opinion, over the past 10 years, have things got better or worse for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, or have things stayed much the same?
|A lot better||18%||18%|
|A little better||30%||28%|
|Stayed much the same||32%||36%|
|A little worse||7%||5%|
|A lot worse||3%||3%|
- Nearly half (48%) believe things have got better for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the last 10 years, unchanged since June 2019 (46%).
- About a third (32%) state that in their opinion, conditions have stayed much the same for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the past 10 years, while 10% believe things have got worse. Both figures were also at a similar level in June 2019.
|A lot better||18%||15%||23%||9%||20%|
|A little better||30%||32%||33%||22%||27%|
|Stayed much the same||32%||34%||31%||45%||26%|
|A little worse||7%||8%||3%||14%||10%|
|A lot worse||3%||3%||2%||7%||7%|
- Coalition voters are the most likely to think things have got better for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the last decade (57% compared to 47% Labor voters, 30% Greens voters and 47% other voters).
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