Essential Report

Relationships with other countries

Aug 5, 2014

Q. Do you think Australia currently has good or poor relationships with the following countries?

 

Total good

Total poor

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

USA

88%

2%

43%

45%

7%

1%

1%

3%

New Zealand

87%

2%

50%

37%

7%

1%

1%

4%

United Kingdom

86%

2%

43%

43%

8%

1%

1%

4%

Japan

68%

5%

18%

50%

18%

4%

1%

8%

China

65%

7%

10%

55%

22%

6%

1%

6%

India

48%

9%

6%

42%

34%

8%

1%

10%

Indonesia

31%

30%

4%

27%

33%

25%

5%

6%

Russia

10%

48%

1%

9%

32%

33%

15%

10%

More than eight in ten think that Australia has good relationships with USA, New Zealand and United Kingdom. About two thirds think relationships with China and Japan are good.

There were mixed opinions on the relationship with Indonesia (31% good/30% poor) and only 10% thought our relationship with Russia is “good”.

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