Last 12 months

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Thinking about the last 12 months, has it been a good or bad year for each of the following?

  Total good Total bad NET   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know   2018 NET
The Australian cricket team 44% 10% +34   13% 32% 26% 6% 4% 12%   +2
Large companies and corporations 41% 18% +23   10% 31% 31% 13% 5% 10%   +9
You and your family overall 41% 22% +19   9% 32% 35% 15% 7% 3%   +28
Your workplace 30% 16% +14   7% 23% 29% 10% 6% 23%   +28
Your personal financial situation 30% 32% -2   6% 24% 35% 19% 13% 3%  
The average Australian 27% 31% -4   7% 21% 37% 22% 9% 4%   -1
The Australian Government 29% 36% -7   7% 22% 31% 22% 14% 5%   -41
Trade unions 19% 30% -11   5% 14% 35% 21% 9% 10%   -2
Small business 24% 36% -12   4% 20% 31% 27% 9% 9%   +6
The Australian economy 25% 38% -13   5% 20% 31% 26% 12% 5%   +6
Australian politics in general 21% 41% -20   5% 16% 32% 24% 18% 4%   -50
The planet 20% 49% -29   6% 14% 27% 28% 21% 4%   -19
  • Participants believe that 2019 has been a good year for the Australian cricket team (+34, up from +2 in 2018), large companies and corporations (+23, up from +9 in 2018) and them and their families.
  • This year has been bad for the planet (-29, down 10pts from 2018) and Australian politics in general (-20).
  • Australian politics in general and the Australian Government have the greatest swing compared to 2018 with Australian politics in general up from -50 to -20 and the Australian Government up from -41 to -7.
  • The Australian economy also saw a large swing from 2018, dropping from +6 in 2018 to -13 in 2019; which is mirrored by small businesses (from +6 in 2018 to -12 in 2019).
  • Trade unions are similarly seen as having a bad year, falling from -2 in 2018 to -11 in 2019.

Drugs in sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think taking performance enhancing drugs is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

39%

23%

18%

5%

16%

NRL rugby league

37%

26%

16%

4%

18%

Cricket

16%

9%

26%

25%

23%

Tennis

18%

12%

24%

22%

24%

Soccer

22%

19%

23%

10%

26%

Basketball

18%

18%

22%

14%

30%

Cycling

56%

20%

8%

3%

14%

Athletics

41%

26%

11%

4%

17%

56% of respondents think taking performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in cycling, 41% think it is a major problem in athletics, 39% in AFL football and 37% in NRL rugby league.

38% of AFL football followers think it is a major problem in their sport and 26% of NRL followers think it is a major problem in their sport. 40% of AFL followers think it is a major problem in NRL.

46% of Victorian respondents think performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in the AFL.

Betting on sport

Feb 18, 2013

Q. How much of a problem do you think betting on games and results is in these sports?

 

A major problem

A moderate  problem

A minor problem

Not a problem at all

Don’t know

AFL football

34%

22%

14%

10%

19%

NRL rugby league

33%

22%

15%

11%

20%

Cricket

30%

22%

17%

10%

20%

Tennis

21%

18%

20%

18%

23%

Soccer

30%

22%

15%

11%

23%

Basketball

23%

18%

19%

15%

25%

Cycling

25%

18%

17%

14%

25%

Athletics

23%

18%

20%

14%

25%

34% of respondents think betting is a major problem in AFL football, 33% think it is a major problem in NRL, 30% in soccer and 30% in cricket.

36% of those who mostly follow cricket think it is a major problem in their sport, compared to 32% of AFL followers and 28% of NRL followers.

John Howard as Head of ICC

Jun 5, 2010

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the former Prime Minister John Howard becoming head of the International Cricket Council?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat
Total approve 32% 18% 56%
Total disapprove 18% 31% 6%
Strongly approve 8% 4% 15%
Approve 24% 14% 41%
Disapprove 10% 19% 4%
Strongly disapprove 8% 12% 2%
No opinion 50% 51% 38%

 Exactly half the respondents have no opinion about John Howard becoming head of the International Cricket Council – 32% approve and 18% disapprove.

56% of Liberal/National voters approve but 31% of Labor voters disapprove and 18% approve.

 57% of women and 60% of people aged under 35 have no opinion. Men approve 35% to 22%.

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