Type of superannuation fund

Mar 31, 2015

Q. What type of fund is your main superannuation fund?

  Total   Men Women Aged

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+   Jul 2014
An industry fund 43% 43% 43% 43% 50% 32% 39%
A retail fund 18% 21% 15% 18% 22% 12% 19%
A self-managed fund 8% 8% 8% 5% 7% 12% 9%
Don’t know 13% 12% 14% 22% 11% 5% 15%
Don’t have any superannuation funds 18% 16% 20% 12% 10% 39% 18%

43% say their main superannuation fund is an industry fund, 18% a retail fund and 8% a self managed fund.

51% of those aged 25-44 are in an industry fund and 22% of those aged 35-54 are in a retail fund.

49% of those aged 65+ say they have no superannuation fund.

Performance of superannuation fund

Mar 31, 2015

Q. How satisfied are you with the performance of your superannuation fund?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged
35-54
Aged 55+   Industry fund Retail fund Self-managed   Jul ’14
Total satisfied 68%   71% 65% 57% 70% 82% 73% 77% 78% 73%
Total dissatisfied 14%   15% 14% 15% 14% 13% 13% 14% 16% 10%
Very satisfied 12% 14% 11% 10% 10% 22% 14% 13% 15% 14%
Satisfied 56% 57% 54% 47% 60% 60% 59% 64% 63% 59%
Dissatisfied 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 11% 10% 10% 7%
Very dissatisfied 3% 4% 3% 4% 3% 3% 2% 4% 6% 3%
Don’t know 18% 15% 22% 28% 16% 6% 14% 9% 6% 16%

68% (down 5% since July) of respondents say they are satisfied with the performance of their superannuation fund and 14% (up 4%) are dissatisfied.

78% of those with self-managed funds were satisfied compared with 77% for retail funds and 73% for industry funds.

28% of those aged 18-34 could not give an opinion.

Tax reforms

Mar 31, 2015

Q. Would you support or oppose the following tax reforms to raise more funds for Government services and infrastructure?

  Total support Total oppose   Strongly support Support Oppose Strongly oppose Don’t know
Force multinational companies to pay a minimum tax rate on Australian earnings 76% 8% 43% 33% 5% 3% 15%
Increase income tax rate for high earners 65% 23% 27% 38% 17% 6% 12%
Remove superannuation tax concessions for high earners 55% 25% 26% 29% 17% 8% 20%
Remove negative gearing 33% 30% 12% 21% 18% 12% 37%
Replace stamp duty with land tax 24% 34% 4% 20% 19% 15% 43%
Remove GST exemptions (e.g. food) 36% 51% 15% 21% 25% 26% 13%
Increase the GST 19% 70% 4% 15% 33% 37% 11%
Tax on inheritances from wills 13% 74% 3% 10% 31% 43% 13%

There was strong majority support for forcing multinational companies to pay a minimum tax rate on Australian earnings (76%), increasing income tax rate for high earners (65%) and removing superannuation tax concessions for high earners (55%).

There was strong majority opposition to a tax on inheritances from wills (74%) and increasing the GST (70%).

Voting intention – NSW

Mar 26, 2015
 

Election

Mar 2011

 

Mar 2014

Sample

 

659

First preference vote

 

Liberal/National

51.1%

44%

Labor

25.6%

36%

Greens

10.3%

9%

Other/Independent

13.0%

11%

2PP
Liberal/National

64.2%

53%

Labor

35.8%

47%

NB. Respondents who selected ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate has been calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties based on an estimate of preference flows at previous elections.

Trust to handle issues

Mar 26, 2015

Q. Which state party would you trust most to handle the following issues in New South Wales?

 

Liberal

Labor

Greens

Don’t know

 

Net score –

Liberal minus Labor

Economic management

45%

25%

4%

27%

+20

Police and public safety

42%

28%

3%

28%

+14

Planning for the future

40%

26%

7%

28%

+14

Roads and freeways

40%

28%

5%

28%

+12

Support for regional NSW

38%

26%

8%

29%

+12

Public transport

38%

28%

7%

27%

+11

NSW’s future energy needs

34%

26%

14%

27%

+8

The environment

27%

20%

29%

25%

+8

Unemployment and jobs

36%

33%

4%

27%

+3

Education and schools

34%

37%

6%

26%

-3

Health and hospitals

33%

37%

5%

26%

-4

 


 

Personally better off

Mar 26, 2015

Q. Regardless of which party you usually vote for, do you think you would personally be better off with a Labor or a Liberal State Government?

 

Total

Better off with a Liberal Government

33%

Better off with a Labor Government

33%

Makes no difference

26%

Don’t know

9%

 

 

 

Federal politics – voting intention

Mar 24, 2015

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?

Sample size = 1,782 respondents 

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago

24/2/15

2 weeks ago 10/3/15

Last week

17/3/15

This week 24/3/15

Liberal

 

38%

37%

37%

37%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Liberal/National

45.6%

40%

40%

40%

40%

Labor

33.4%

41%

40%

39%

41%

Greens

8.6%

9%

9%

9%

10%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

2%

2%

2%

1%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

9%

9%

8%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago

24/2/15

2 weeks ago 10/3/15

Last week

17/3/15

This week 24/3/15

Liberal National

53.5%

47%

47%

48%

46%

Labor

46.5%

53%

53%

52%

54%

NB. The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  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.

Climate change

Mar 24, 2015

Q. Do you believe that there is fairly conclusive evidence that climate change is happening and caused by human activity or do you believe that the evidence is still not in and we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate which happens from time to time?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Nov 09

Dec 10

Jun 11

Oct 12

Oct 13

Dec 14

Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity

54%

67%

37%

84%

38%

53%

45%

50%

48%

52%

57%

We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate

31%

22%

49%

11%

45%

34%

36%

39%

39%

36%

29%

Don’t know

15%

11%

14%

5%

17%

13%

19%

12%

13%

12%

14%

54% (down 3% since December) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 31% (up 2%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate. Although this is a fall in belief in climate change since December, it is still the second highest recorded over the last 6 years.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 62%/20% and those aged 55+ split 39%/51%. People with higher education were more likely to think climate change is happening and is caused by human activity – those with university degrees split 62%/25%.

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