Australia’s diplomatic and trade relationship with other countries

Dec 15, 2020

Q. In terms of diplomatic & trade relationships, for each of the following countries please indicate whether you think Australia should be working more closely with them, less closely with them or stay about the same as now?

TOTAL Get closer Stay the same Become less close Don’t know
New Zealand 49% 33% 6% 12%
United Kingdom 38% 42% 8% 12%
The European Union 33% 42% 11% 14%
United States 28% 44% 15% 13%
China 15% 20% 49% 15%

 

TOTAL: Get closer Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
New Zealand 49% 50% 48% 40% 45% 61% 50% 52% 60% 50%
United Kingdom 38% 42% 34% 25% 34% 53% 40% 45% 25% 45%
The European Union 33% 38% 27% 22% 33% 42% 33% 37% 37% 33%
United States 28% 34% 23% 18% 28% 36% 25% 37% 21% 31%
China 15% 20% 11% 18% 17% 11% 18% 12% 19% 20%
  • New Zealand is Australian’s preferred diplomatic and trading partner (49% wanting closer ties), followed by the UK (38% closer ties) and the EU (33%).

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