Australian society

Nov 20, 2017

Q. Thinking about our current political and economic system – that is, the structures that set the rules for the way Australian society operates – which of the following best describes your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jan 2017
The system needs to be fundamentally changed 32%   33% 26% 40% 42%   40%
The system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined 44%   47% 53% 41% 39%   44%
The system works well as it is and should not be changed in any substantial way 10%   7% 15% 6% 10%   6%
Don’t know 14%   13% 7% 13% 8%   11%

 

44% think Australia’s political and economic system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined and 32% think the system needs to be fundamentally changed. Only 10% think it should not be changed in any way.

Those thinking it needs fundamental change has dropped 8 points from 40% since January.

Those most likely to think it needs fundamental change were “other” voters (42%).

Those most likely to think the system just needs to be refined were LNP voters (53%) and aged 65+ (57%).

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