Essential Report

Respect

Nov 1, 2016

Q. How much respect do you receive from the following people and organisations?

  A lot of respect Some respect Not much respect No respect Don’t know
Your colleagues 37% 51% 6% 2% 3%
Your employer 33% 49% 8% 7% 3%
The federal government 5% 28% 33% 23% 10%
Your immediate family 55% 35% 5% 3% 2%
Your children 56% 34% 6% 2% 3%
Your parents 58% 29% 7% 3% 3%
Members of the opposite sex (all respondents) 30% 55% 8% 2% 5%
People older than you 31% 56% 7% 2% 4%
People younger than you 17% 54% 18% 6% 4%
Shop sales people 13% 60% 19% 4% 4%
Your bank 17% 48% 21% 7% 7%

The people from whom Australians were most likely to feel ‘a lot of respect’ were their parents (58%), their children (56%) and their immediate family (55%).

23% say they receive ‘no respect’ from the federal government.

Note: in the original question respondents were offered a ‘NA’ option. The results above have been recalculated to exclude those who selected ‘NA’ for each option

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