Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
|Total agree||Total disagree||Strongly agree||Agree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|The Government’s has a responsibility to ensure every Australian has enough money to put a roof over their head and food on their table.||77%||16%||35%||42%||13%||3%||7%|
|In Australia, no one should go without basic essentials like food, healthcare, transport and power.||92%||5%||48%||44%||4%||1%||4%|
|I support an increase in Newstart, the benefit paid to unemployed people, as it has not been increased in real terms for 24 years.||68%||19%||33%||35%||13%||6%||13%|
|A fair government would raise the rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments to ensure everybody has enough to live on while they look for paid work.||70%||20%||33%||37%||14%||6%||11%|
|A responsible government would increase Newstart payments by a minimum of $10 a day to ensure every person can afford a roof over their head and food on the table||64%||21%||32%||32%||15%||6%||15%|
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