Essential Report

Influence of groups on Labor politicians

May 27, 2014

Q. When making decisions about funding and policies, do you think that Labor politicians listen to the following groups too much, not enough or just the right amount?

 

Too much

Not enough

Just the right amount

Unions

47%

24%

29%

The Media

46%

18%

35%

Celebrities

40%

13%

47%

Property Developers

39%

21%

40%

Mining Companies

37%

29%

34%

Environmental Groups

33%

35%

32%

Member based lobby groups (like GetUp!)

32%

28%

40%

Religious Organisations

32%

26%

42%

Public Servants

32%

31%

37%

Foreign Leaders

31%

24%

44%

Active citizens on social media

25%

36%

39%

Students

23%

45%

32%

Welfare Groups

21%

44%

35%

Employer Groups

19%

45%

36%

Average Citizens

8%

64%

28%

Respondents tended to think that Labor politicians listen too much to unions, the media, celebrities and property developers.

They thought they did not listen enough to average citizens, employer groups, welfare groups and students.

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