Budget Impact

May 15, 2018

Q. In general, do you think the Federal Budget, will be good or bad for?

  Total good Total bad   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know   2017 good 2017 bad
People who are well off 52% 7%   21% 31% 30% 5% 2% 11% 51% 5%
Australian business 45% 10%   10% 35% 33% 7% 3% 13% 45% 8%
The middle class 42% 16%   4% 38% 35% 12% 4% 7%
Average working people 40% 22% 5% 35% 31% 16% 6% 7% 22% 36%
The economy over all 36% 20%   7% 29% 33% 14% 6% 10% 38% 17%
Australian families 35% 25%   5% 30% 32% 16% 9% 8% 25% 32%
People on lower incomes 35% 33%   7% 28% 25% 18% 15% 7% 20% 41%
Older Australians 26% 30%   6% 20% 33% 18% 12% 10% 25% 30%
Younger Australians 25% 25% 5% 20% 39% 17% 8% 12%
You personally 24% 17% 5% 19% 53% 10% 7% 7% 18% 32%

 

More than half think that the budget will be good for people who are well off – and a substantial proportion think it will be good for Australian business (45%), the middle class (42%) and average working people (40%).

Compared to last year’s budget more people think it will be good for average working people (up from 22% to 40%), for Australian families (up from 25% to 35%) and for people on lower incomes (up from 20% to 35%). However, only 24% think it will be good for them personally  (up 6% since last year).  36% think it will be good for the economy overall – little change from 38% last year.

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