Essential Report

Support for returning JobKeeper

Aug 3, 2021

Q. To what extent do you support or oppose the return of JobKeeper to assist people and businesses affected by lockdowns in Australia?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 33% 28% 36% 37% 36% 25% 37% 23% 50% 33%
Somewhat support 33% 34% 32% 31% 32% 36% 39% 35% 26% 27%
Neither support nor oppose 23% 24% 23% 26% 22% 23% 19% 26% 16% 19%
Somewhat oppose 6% 7% 5% 4% 4% 10% 3% 9% 4% 12%
Strongly oppose 5% 6% 4% 1% 6% 7% 2% 7% 4% 8%
TOTAL: Support 66% 62% 69% 69% 68% 61% 77% 58% 76% 60%
TOTAL: Oppose 11% 13% 9% 5% 10% 16% 5% 16% 8% 20%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Strongly support 34% 34% 30% 28% 25%
Somewhat support 34% 35% 28% 42% 33%
Neither support nor oppose 22% 21% 28% 19% 29%
Somewhat oppose 6% 6% 6% 5% 6%
Strongly oppose 5% 3% 6% 5% 7%
TOTAL: Support 68% 69% 59% 70% 58%
TOTAL: Oppose 10% 10% 13% 11% 13%
Base (n) 352 276 220 86 111
  • Around two-thirds (66%) of people would support the reintroduction of JobKeeper measures during lockdowns.
  • Those with the highest support for the return of JobKeeper measures include women (69%), those aged 18-34 (69%), and Labor and Greens voters (77% and 76% respectively).

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