Q. The Opposition Leader Tony Abbott recently announced a plan to employ 15,000 people at an annual cost of up to $750 million to work on large scale environmental projects. Do you support or oppose this plan?
Over half (59%) support Tony Abbott’s recently announced plan to employ 15,000 people at an annual cost of up to $750 million to work on large scale environmental projects, 15% oppose such a plan and 26% have no opinion.
Coalition voters were more likely to support the plan (80%), while Labor voters were more likely to oppose the plan (25%). 52% of Labor voters and 70% of Green voters support the plan.
People aged 55 years and over were more likely to support the plan (62%), as were males (61%). Comments »
Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned?
|16 Feb 09||27 Apr 09||8 Jun 09||6 Jul 09||31 Aug 09||5 Oct 09||18 Jan 10|
|Not at all concerned||29%||23%||35%||32%||37%||40%||40%|
|No employees in the immediate family||5%||5%||8%||6%||5%||5%||8%|
45% of people are very/somewhat concerned that they or a member of their immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so, 40% are not concerned at all. This is the lowest level of concern regarding job loss that has been recorded in the Essential Report since we began tracking this question in February 2009.
Females were more likely than males to be very/somewhat concerned over job loss (47% v 41%).
People in part-time work were more likely than those in full-time work to be concerned over job loss (55% v 45%).
Coalition voters were more likely than Labor voters to be very/somewhat concerned (52% v 43%). Comments »
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