Using smartphones

Jan 27, 2016

Q. Thinking about how you use your smartphone (or iPhone), do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (Based on the 878 respondents who own smartphones)

Total agree

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

I check my phone while driving

20%

4%

16%

27%

51%

3%

I am anxious when I can’t check messages

28%

6%

22%

36%

33%

3%

I sometimes send messages/emails before thinking them through

28%

7%

21%

38%

31%

4%

I ignore actual conversations to check my phone

18%

3%

15%

40%

38%

4%

I check my phone before I get out of bed

45%

17%

28%

23%

30%

2%

Total agree

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

I check my phone while driving

20%

21%

19%

34%

16%

4%

I am anxious when I can’t check messages

28%

27%

29%

41%

24%

12%

I sometimes send messages/emails before thinking them through

28%

30%

27%

44%

21%

11%

I ignore actual conversations to check my phone

18%

20%

16%

28%

14%

6%

I check my phone before I get out of bed

45%

41%

49%

70%

37%

16%

45% check their smartphone before they get out of bed, 28% say they are anxious when they can’t check messages and 28% sometimes send messages/emails before thinking. Younger people are much more likely to do these things than older people. 70% of those aged 18-34 check their phone before they get out of bed, 44% send messages/emails without thinking and 41% say they are anxious when they can’t check messages.

Federal politics – voting intention

Jan 19, 2016

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?
Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

First preference/leaning to

Election 7 Sep 13

5 weeks ago 15/12/15

This week 19/1/16

Liberal

42%

39%

National

3%

4%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

45%

44%

Labor

33.4%

35%

35%

Greens

8.6%

10%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

1%

2%

Other/Independent

6.9%

9%

10%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election 7 Sep 13

5 weeks ago 15/12/15

This week 19/1/16

Liberal National

53.5%

52%

51%

Labor

46.5%

48%

49%

NB. Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results. The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Approval of Malcolm Turnbull

Jan 19, 2016

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

Dec 2015

Total approve

51%

42%

76%

32%

33%

47%

56%

56%

Total disapprove

25%

36%

10%

53%

39%

17%

20%

23%

Strongly approve

9%

5%

19%

4%

11%

12%

13%

Approve

42%

37%

57%

32%

29%

36%

44%

43%

Disapprove

16%

23%

8%

36%

19%

11%

14%

16%

Strongly disapprove

9%

13%

2%

17%

20%

6%

6%

7%

Don’t know

23%

22%

13%

15%

28%

35%

23%

21%

51% (down 5% since last month) of respondents approve of the job Malcolm Turnbull is doing as Prime Minister and 25% (up 2%) disapprove – a net approval rating of +26 (down 7).

76% (down 8%) of Liberal/National voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance with 10% (up 3%) disapproving. 42% (no change) of Labor voters and 32% (down 4%) of Greens voters approve of Malcolm Turnbull’s performance.

By gender, men were 56% approve/27% disapprove and women 46% approve/24% disapprove.

Approval of Bill Shorten

Jan 19, 2016

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bill Shorten is doing as Opposition Leader?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Nov 2013

June 2014

Dec 2014

Mar 2015

Jun 2015

Sep 2015

Dec 2015

Total approve

27%

50%

18%

23%

17%

31%

38%

35%

34%

32%

29%

27%

Total disapprove

47%

27%

65%

52%

63%

27%

40%

39%

39%

45%

50%

47%

Strongly approve

4%

9%

3%

3%

5%

7%

7%

5%

6%

5%

4%

Approve

23%

41%

15%

23%

14%

26%

31%

28%

29%

26%

24%

23%

Disapprove

28%

23%

31%

39%

31%

17%

22%

23%

21%

27%

27%

26%

Strongly disapprove

19%

4%

34%

13%

32%

10%

18%

16%

18%

18%

23%

21%

Don’t know

26%

24%

17%

25%

22%

43%

22%

26%

27%

22%

21%

25%

27% (no change) of respondents approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing as opposition leader and 47% (no change) disapprove – no change in his net rating of -20.

50% (down 2%) of Labor voters approve of the job Bill Shorten is doing and 27% (no change) disapprove. 32% of men and 22% of women approve of Bill Shorten. 53% of men and 43% of women disapprove.

Better Prime Minister

Jan 19, 2016

Q. Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister out of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Sep 2015

Oct 2015

Nov 2015

Dec 2015

Malcolm Turnbull

51%

26%

84%

31%

43%

53%

48%

55%

54%

Bill Shorten

18%

38%

4%

35%

9%

17%

19%

14%

15%

Don’t know

31%

36%

11%

34%

48%

30%

33%

31%

31%

51% (down 3%) of respondents think Malcolm Turnbull would make the better Prime Minister and 18% (up 3%) think Bill Shorten would make the better Prime Minister.

55% of men prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 21% prefer Bill Shorten. 47% of women prefer Malcolm Turnbull and 15% prefer Bill Shorten.

Sexism and Discrimination against Women

Jan 19, 2016

Q. How much sexism and discrimination against women do you think currently occurs in the following?

A lot

Some

A little

None at all

Don’t know

A lot/ some TOTAL

A lot/ some MEN

A lot/

some WOMEN

A lot/ some Oct 12

A lot/ some Jun 13

In workplaces

17%

44%

23%

7%

10%

61%

54%

66%

55%

60%

In the media

19%

39%

23%

7%

11%

58%

51%

65%

56%

59%

In politics

25%

37%

19%

8%

11%

62%

57%

68%

61%

61%

In advertising

26%

35%

17%

9%

12%

61%

53%

69%

59%

60%

In sport

23%

37%

20%

8%

11%

60%

53%

66%

58%

57%

In schools

12%

32%

28%

13%

15%

44%

40%

48%

43%

40%

A majority of respondents think there is a lot or some sexism in politics (62%), advertising (61%), workplaces (61%), sport (60%) and the media (58%).

Women were more likely than men to think there is a lot or some sexism in all areas – but especially in advertising (women 69%, men 53%) and the media (65%/51%).

There has been little change in these figures since this question was asked in June 2013.

Respect for men and women in professions

Jan 19, 2016

Q. For each of the following professions, do you think men are more respected, women are more respected or are both respected equally?

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Building and construction

74%

3%

13%

9%

Military

70%

3%

16%

11%

Politics

63%

4%

22%

11%

Sport

61%

3%

25%

10%

Finance and banking

53%

4%

30%

12%

Law

53%

5%

30%

11%

Doctors

46%

6%

40%

9%

Journalism

37%

8%

43%

13%

TV presenters

22%

15%

52%

12%

Teaching

12%

28%

50%

10%

Nursing

4%

58%

29%

9%

A majority think that men are more respected than women in the professions of building and construction (74%), the military (70%), politics (63%), sport (61%), finance/banking (53%) and the law (53%).
A majority think both are respected equally in TV presenting (52%) and teaching (50%).
58% think women are more respected in nursing.

Apart from nursing, teaching and sport, women are considerably more likely to think men are more respected in each profession.

Men

Women

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Men more respected

Women more respected

Both respected equally

Don’t know

Nursing

4%

60%

26%

10%

3%

56%

33%

8%

Doctors

39%

8%

42%

10%

52%

3%

37%

8%

Teaching

11%

32%

46%

11%

14%

24%

53%

9%

Law

46%

8%

33%

13%

61%

2%

27%

10%

Journalism

32%

11%

44%

14%

42%

5%

42%

12%

Sport

58%

4%

26%

11%

64%

2%

24%

9%

Politics

54%

5%

28%

13%

72%

2%

17%

9%

Finance and banking

46%

7%

34%

14%

60%

2%

27%

11%

Military

64%

5%

19%

12%

77%

2%

12%

9%

Building and construction

68%

4%

17%

11%

80%

2%

10%

8%

TV presenters

16%

19%

53%

13%

27%

11%

51%

11%

US President

Jan 19, 2016

Q. Thinking about the US Presidential election to be held later this year, which of the following candidates would you prefer to be elected?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Hillary Clinton

40%

46%

47%

39%

21%

Donald Trump

12%

15%

13%

3%

20%

Bernie Sanders

6%

3%

3%

32%

7%

Ted Cruz

2%

1%

3%

1%

Someone else

8%

7%

8%

4%

17%

Don’t know

32%

28%

27%

23%

34%

40% would prefer Hillary Clinton to be elected US President and 12% prefer Donald Trump. 32% don’t know.

Liberal/National voters and Labor voters have very similar views. 32% of Greens voters prefer Bernie Sanders.

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