Essential Report

Federal budget engagement

May 25, 2021

Q. How much attention have you paid to the federal budget announcements?

  This budget

May’21

Last budget

Oct’20

A lot of attention 19% 19%
A little attention 44% 44%
Not much attention 27% 25%
No attention at all 10% 12%
Base (n) 1,100 1,082

 

Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
A lot of attention 19% 24% 13% 15% 20% 20% 18% 24% 16% 14%
A little attention 44% 45% 44% 40% 46% 47% 48% 50% 50% 32%
Not much attention 27% 24% 31% 34% 22% 27% 28% 19% 24% 35%
No attention at all 10% 8% 12% 11% 12% 6% 6% 6% 11% 19%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 379 380 369 410 105 112
  • There is little difference between the level of engagement in the federal budget announcements this May compared to last October. People mainly either paid a little attention (44%) or not much attention (27%) to the announcements.
  • Men are more likely than women to say they paid a lot of attention to the federal budget announcements (24% to 13%). Coalition voters are also more likely to have paid a lot of attention compared to all other voters (24% to 17%).

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