Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the Government’s carbon pricing scheme?
|Total agree||Total disagree||Strongly agree||Agree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|The Government has got the balance right in compensating households for a carbon price||31%||48%||6%||25%||23%||25%||22%|
|A carbon price will lead to a big rise in the cost of living||68%||22%||32%||36%||18%||4%||11%|
|The carbon price scheme won’t reduce our carbon emissions||51%||34%||25%||26%||24%||10%||15%|
|There’s too much compensation for industry in the package||33%||32%||9%||24%||26%||6%||35%|
|There’s not enough compensation for households in the carbon price scheme||49%||29%||20%||29%||25%||4%||22%|
|Politicians should just get on with taking action on climate change||59%||27%||23%||36%||15%||12%||15%|
|The cost of living increases are less than I expected||26%||52%||5%||21%||29%||23%||23%|
|The cost of living increases are less than I expected||46%||33%||14%||32%||21%||11%||22%|
|The government’s carbon pricing scheme won’t have much effect on me and my family||25%||57%||3%||22%||31%||26%||18%|
|Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party are more interested in votes than tackling climate change||54%||32%||31%||23%||17%||15%||14%|
These responses suggest that the main concern about the carbon pricing scheme is the cost of living increases. The statement with the highest level of agreement is that a carbon price will lead to a big rise in the cost of living (68% agree/22% disagree). Only 25% agree that the government’s carbon pricing scheme won’t have much effect on me and my family. And 26% agree that the cost of living increases are less than I expected.
The only positive aspect of the scheme is that 46% agree that the cost of living increases are less than I expected.
Regarding the opposition, 54% agree that Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party are more interested in votes than tackling climate change.
Two Party Preferred: 14 May 2019
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