Standard of living for next generation

Jun 11, 2014

Q. Do you think the standard of living for the next generation will be better or worse than today?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total better

21%

15%

34%

7%

15%

Total worse

48%

57%

26%

73%

62%

A lot better

4%

3%

7%

1%

A little better

17%

12%

27%

7%

14%

Much the same

27%

24%

37%

16%

19%

A little worse

13%

14%

8%

28%

11%

A lot worse

35%

43%

18%

45%

51%

Don’t know

4%

4%

2%

3%

3%

21% think that the standard of living of the next generation will be better, 48% think it will be worse and 27% much the same.

Liberal/National voters were much more optimistic that other voters – 34% think it will be better and 26% worse. A majority of all other voters think it will be worse.

Younger respondents were more optimistic (for age 18-34 – 29% better/34% worse) than older respondents (for age 55+ – 18% better/65% worse).

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