Essential Report

Foreign investment

Aug 26, 2014

Q. Do you think investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good or bad for the Australian economy?

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total good

38%

37%

50%

34%

29%

Total bad

36%

34%

30%

38%

52%

Very good

6%

7%

7%

4%

4%

Good

32%

30%

43%

30%

25%

Bad

22%

24%

18%

24%

28%

Very bad

14%

10%

12%

14%

24%

Don’t know

26%

29%

20%

28%

20%

38% think that investment in mining and ports by Chinese companies is good for the Australian economy and 36% think it is bad.

Liberal/National voters are more likely to think it is good for the economy (50%), while Labor and Greens voters are almost evenly divided on this issue.

Those most likely to think it is good for the economy were men (48%) and full-time workers (46%). Those most likely to think it is bad were aged 55+ (46%).

Foreign investment

Sep 24, 2013

Q. Do you agree or disagree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

22%

23%

25%

14%

Total disagree

55%

49%

59%

54%

Strongly agree

4%

5%

3%

4%

Agree

18%

18%

22%

10%

Disagree

25%

20%

25%

40%

Strongly disagree

30%

29%

34%

14%

Don’t know

24%

27%

16%

33%

22% agree that foreign investment in Australian agriculture – including buying farmland – is good for Australia’s economy and 55% disagree.

Disagreement is higher among Liberal/National voters (59%), respondents aged 55+ (73%) and those on income less than $1,000pw (63%).

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