Essential Report

Subsidies for nannies

May 5, 2015

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Federal Governments plan to subsidise nannies for families who cannot access mainstream childcare services.

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total approve 43% 42% 52% 37% 37% 39% 47% 47% 46% 35%
Total disapprove 31% 34% 29% 33% 38% 37% 25% 24% 28% 44%
Strongly approve 7% 8% 8% 11% 4% 7% 8% 10% 8% 4%
Approve 36% 34% 44% 26% 33% 32% 39% 37% 38% 31%
Disapprove 18% 18% 19% 16% 21% 21% 15% 14% 16% 26%
Strongly disapprove 13% 16% 10% 17% 17% 16% 10% 10% 12% 18%
Don’t know 26% 23% 20% 30% 24% 24% 28% 30% 26% 21%

43% approve of respondents the Federal Governments plan to subsidise nannies for families who cannot access mainstream childcare services and 31% disapprove.

Approval was highest for Liberal/National voters (52%), women (47%) and aged 18-34 (47%). Those aged 55+ were the only group more likely to disapprove (35% approve/44% disapprove).

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