Essential Report

Taxes in Australia compared to other countries

Mar 25, 2014

Q. As far as you know, do you think taxes in Australian are higher or lower than in other developed countries?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total higher

64%

64%

69%

47%

64%

Total lower

8%

8%

5%

15%

9%

Much higher

29%

31%

30%

17%

31%

A bit higher

35%

33%

39%

30%

33%

Much the same

21%

20%

23%

21%

18%

A bit lower

6%

6%

4%

13%

5%

Much lower

2%

2%

1%

2%

4%

Don’t know

7%

8%

3%

16%

8%

64% think that taxes in Australia are higher than in other developed countries (with 29% saying much higher), 21% think they are much the same  and 8% think they are lower.

There were no substantial differences between demographic groups.

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