Essential Report

Statements about voting

Dec 13, 2016

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about voting?

Q       Total agree Total disagree   Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Each election I decide on which party is offering me the most 66% 23%   16% 50% 15% 8% 10%
I always vote for the same party at every election 46% 47%   13% 33% 37% 10% 7%
I’m more likely to vote for an independent or minor party than I used to be 43% 44%   10% 33% 28% 16% 13%
I am less likely to vote for the same party every election than I was in the past 41% 43%   7% 34% 31% 12% 16%
I don’t look at the party, I look at the individual candidate 39% 52%   7% 32% 39% 13% 9%
I usually vote for an independent or minor party 20% 67%   4% 16% 44% 23% 13%

  

Q       Total agree   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Each election I decide on which party is offering me the most 66%   70% 63% 73% 79%
I always vote for the same party at every election 46%   57% 57% 40% 19%
I’m more likely to vote for an independent or minor party than I used to be 43%   40% 36% 62% 71%
I am less likely to vote for the same party every election than I was in the past 41%   38% 40% 50% 61%
I don’t look at the party, I look at the individual candidate 39%   34% 40% 48% 47%
I usually vote for an independent or minor party 20%   15% 13% 52% 36%

A majority (66%) agree they vote according to “which party is offering me the most”. 71% of women agree compared to 62% of men.

46% agree they always vote for the same party – including 57% of Labor and Liberal/National voters.

43% agree they are more likely to vote for an independent or minor party than they used to be. Although 71% of independent/other party voters agree, only 36% say they usually vote for an independent or minor party.

41% agree they are less likely to vote for the same party – including 61% of other/independent voters.

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