Accessing super to buy a home

Apr 19, 2017

Q. Do you think people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home or should superannuation be preserved for retirement?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   May 2015
Should be allowed to use to buy a home 38%   43% 34% 28% 44%   41%
Should be preserved for retirement 50%   46% 58% 60% 46%   46%
Don’t know 12%   11% 8% 13% 9%   13%

 

38% think that people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home and 50% think superannuation should be preserved for retirement. This represents a shift in opinion toward preserving superannuation for retirement since this question was asked in May 2015.

 

Those most likely to think people should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a home were Labor voters (43%, other party voters (44%) and aged 35-44 (46%).

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