Power Costs

Aug 20, 2012

Q. Over the last few years, have your gas and/or electricity costs increased, decreased or stayed much the same?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total increased

86%

84%

90%

72%

Increased a lot

42%

35%

48%

23%

Increased a moderate amount

29%

30%

30%

31%

Increased a little

15%

19%

12%

18%

Stayed about the same

7%

9%

5%

13%

Decreased a little

1%

1%

1%

1%

Decreased a moderate amount

*

*

2%

Decreased a lot

1%

2%

*

4%

Don’t know

4%

4%

2%

8%

42% think that gas and electricity prices have increased a lot over the last few years and 29% think they have increased a moderate amount. Only 9% think they have stayed about the same or decreased.

Those most likely to think they have increased a lot were aged 45+ (49%), Liberal/National voters (48%) and Victorians (47%).

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