Essential Report

Trust in Federal Government

Nov 20, 2017

Q. How much trust do you have in the Federal Government to do what is right for Australia?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
A lot of trust 8%   6% 17% 2% 2%
Some trust 34%   34% 49% 20% 22%
Not much trust 32%   37% 25% 45% 34%
No trust at all 21%   18% 8% 28% 42%
Don’t know 5%   5% 1% 5%

 

42% have a lot or some trust in the Government to do what is right for Australia and 53% have not much or no trust.

Those least likely to trust the Government were Greens voters (73% not much/no trust) and other voters (76%).

Those most likely to trust the Government were LNP voters (66% trust) and university educated (58%).

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