Essential Report

Technological change

Nov 24, 2015

Q. Overall, do you think that technological change is making people’s lives better or worse?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total better 56%   59% 53% 60% 53% 57%
Total worse 22%   19% 24% 16% 23% 23%
A lot better 22%   24% 20% 24% 22% 20%
A little better 34%   35% 33% 36% 31% 37%
Neither better nor worse 18%   19% 17% 18% 18% 19%
A little worse 16%   13% 18% 12% 17% 17%
A lot worse 6%   6% 6% 4% 6% 6%
Don’t know 4%   3% 6% 6% 5% 1%

56% think that technological change is making people’s lives better and 22% think it is making people’s lives worse. 18% think it makes no difference.

Those most likely to think technology is making people’s lives better were aged 18-24 (65%), Greens voters (65%) and university educated (67%).

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