Essential Report

Concern about Cutting Public Sector

Aug 28, 2012

Q. How concerned are you that at least 12,000 jobs might be cut from the Commonwealth public sector?

 

Total

Vote

Labor

Vote

Lib/Nat

Vote

Greens

Very concerned

23%

40%

9%

46%

Somewhat concerned

23%

30%

19%

23%

A little concerned

21%

13%

27%

14%

Not really concerned

26%

11%

42%

12%

Don’t know

7%

6%

4%

4%

46% were very or somewhat concerned that 12,000 jobs might be cut from the Commonwealth public sector.

Those most concerned were women (51% very/somewhat), aged 18-24 (61%), Labor voters (70%) and Greens voters (69%).

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