Essential Report

View of Manufacturing Industry

Aug 28, 2012

Q. Thinking about the Australian manufacturing industry, which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

Vote

Labor

Vote

Lib/Nat

Vote

Greens

With Government support, Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry

63%

67%

63%

68%

There is no future for manufacturing in Australia and Government support would be a waste of money

17%

15%

21%

14%

Don’t know

21%

18%

16%

18%

63% agreed that “with Government support, Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry” and 17% agreed that “there is no future for manufacturing in Australia and Government support would be a waste of money”.

There was little difference by voting intention. Older respondents were more supportive of manufacturing than younger respondents – 68% of those aged 55+ agreed that “with Government support, Australia can have a successful manufacturing industry” compared to 55% of those aged 18-34.

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