Essential Report

Tax paid by corporations

Oct 7, 2014

Q. Do you think that making big corporations pay more tax would be good for the economy because it would increase Government revenue or bad for the economy because the companies would be less competitive?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Good for the economy

59%

68%

52%

76%

60%

Bad for the economy

17%

13%

26%

8%

20%

Don’t know

24%

20%

22%

16%

21%

59% think that making big corporations pay more tax would be good for the economy and 17% think it would be bad.

A majority of all voter groups thought it would be good for the economy – although Liberal/National voters were the most likely to think it would be bad for the economy (26%).

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