Essential Report

Personal Impact of Changes to Health System

Aug 22, 2011

Q. What impact do you think these changes will have on you and your family?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Heard a lot / something Heard a little
A big impact 8% 6% 9% 13% 13% 5%
A moderate impact 23% 32% 19% 20% 30% 18%
A small impact 30% 33% 25% 40% 27% 33%
No impact 26% 18% 35% 16% 24% 27%
Don’t know 12% 12% 12% 11% 5% 18%

* based on those who have heard a lot/something/a little.

Respondents were less likely to think the changes will have an impact on their family. Of those who had heard a lot/something/a little, 31% think the health system changes will have a big or moderate impact on them, 30% think they will have small impact and 26% think they will have no impact.

43% of those who have heard a lot/something think they will have a big/moderate impact compared to 23% of those who have only heard a little.

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