Essential Report

Satisfaction with democracy in Australia

Nov 20, 2017

Q. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total satisfied 35%   34% 53% 18% 22%
Total dissatisfied 32%   32% 19% 43% 54%
Very satisfied 6%   5% 11% 1% <1%
Satisfied 29%   29% 42% 17% 22%
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 28%   31% 28% 32% 23%
Dissatisfied 21%   24% 15% 29% 27%
Very dissatisfied 11%   8% 4% 14% 27%
Don’t know 5%   4% 1% 7% 1%

 

35% are satisfied with the way democracy is working in Australia and 32% are dissatisfied.

Those most likely to be satisfied were LNP voters (53%), men (40%) and university educated (51%).

Those most likely to be dissatisfied were Greens voters (43%) and other voters (54%).

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