Australia – Fair and Just

Feb 13, 2012

Q. Compared to other advanced industrial countries would you say Australia is fairer and more just, about average, or less fair and just?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total more fair and just 46% 53% 47% 40%
A lot more fair and just 14% 18% 14% 7%
A little more fair and just 32% 35% 33% 33%
About average 38% 35% 39% 47%
A little less fair and just 8% 7% 7% 8%
A lot less fair and just 3% 2% 3% 3%
Don’t know 5% 3% 3% 1%

46% think that Australia is fairer and more just than other advanced industrial countries.

Labor voters (53%) are more likely to think Australia is more fair and just than Liberal/National voters (47%) or Greens voters (40%).

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Australia – Fair and Just Compared

Feb 13, 2012

Q. Would you say that Australia is more or less fair and just as a nation and society than the following countries?

More fair and just About the same Less fair and just Don’t know
China 66% 11% 11% 12%
The United States 47% 33% 10% 10%
Japan 41% 30% 12% 18%
France 34% 34% 13% 19%
The UK 26% 58% 7% 9%
Canada 12% 61% 13% 14%
New Zealand 12% 68% 11% 9%

66% think Australia is a more fair and just society than China and 47% think Australia is more fair than the United States.

More than half think Australia is about as fair and just as New Zealand (68%), Canada (61%) and the UK (58%).

Views about the United States are similar across most demographic groups except for those on higher incomes – 51% of those on incomes over $1,600 pw think Australia is more fair and just than the United States.

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