Essential Report

The Asian Century

Nov 7, 2012

Q. The Government recently released a report about the Asian Century and the opportunities for Australia as part of the region. Do you agree or disagree that Australia’s economic future depends on our engagement and relationships with Asian countries?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

65%

73%

66%

74%

Total disagree

16%

12%

20%

16%

Strongly agree

16%

25%

11%

24%

Agree

49%

48%

55%

50%

Disagree

10%

9%

12%

11%

Strongly disagree

6%

3%

8%

5%

Don’t know

18%

15%

14%

10%

65% agree that Australia’s economic future depends on our engagement and relationships with Asian countries and 16% disagree.  At least two thirds of each voter group agreed.

There was similar agreement across all age groups. Highest disagreement was shown by those aged 55+ (22%) and Liberal/National voters (20%).

Increasing connections with Asian countries

Nov 7, 2012

Q. Do you agree or disagree that increasing our diplomatic and business connections with Asian countries should be a major priority for Australia?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

62%

72%

60%

67%

Total disagree

22%

15%

29%

19%

Strongly agree

13%

20%

8%

22%

Agree

49%

52%

52%

45%

Disagree

16%

12%

21%

12%

Strongly disagree

6%

3%

8%

7%

Don’t know

16%

14%

11%

14%

62% agree that Australia’s increasing our diplomatic and business connections with Asian countries should be a major priority for Australia and 22% disagree.

There was similar agreement across all age groups. Highest disagreement was shown by those aged 55+ (27%) and Liberal/National voters (29%).

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