Essential Report

Regulation of Banks – Level of Regulation

Nov 1, 2010

Q. Thinking about banking in Australia, do you think there needs to be more or less regulation of banks or is the present level of regulation about right?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Needs to be more regulation 64% 68% 67% 57%
Needs to be less regulation 4% 2% 5% 4%
Present regulation about right 20% 20% 20% 35%
Don’t know 12% 10% 8% 4%

64% believe there needs to be more regulation of Australian banks and 20% think the present level of regulation is about right. Only 4% think there needs to be less regulation. Labor and Coalition voters show similar support for more regulation while Greens voters are more likely to approve of the present level regulation.  72% of those aged 45-64 want more regulation.


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