Economic statements

Feb 13, 2018

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total dis-agree   Strongly agree Agree Dis-agree Strongly dis-agree Don’t know
A corporate tax cut will lead to higher wages 30% 42% 8% 22% 28% 14% 29%
Cutting penalty rates will encourage employers to hire more workers 38% 46% 10% 28% 28% 18% 16%
Increasing migration creates economic growth by building demand 33% 50% 8% 25% 28% 22% 17%
Free trade agreements benefit Australian workers 45% 28% 10% 35% 19% 9% 28%
Personal income tax cuts will generate economic growth 65% 16% 16% 49% 12% 4% 19%
Increasing workers’ wages will mean fewer jobs 29% 55% 6% 23% 41% 14% 16%

 
There was majority agreement (65%) that “Personal income tax cuts will generate economic growth” and majority disagreement that “Increasing workers’ wages will mean fewer jobs” (55% disagree) and “Increasing migration creates economic growth by building demand” (50%).

Respondents were more likely to disagree that “A corporate tax cut will lead to higher wages” (42% disagree) and “Cutting penalty rates will encourage employers to hire more workers” (46%).

Full-time workers were more likely to agree that “Personal income tax cuts will generate economic growth “ (71%) and part-time workers were more likely to disagree that “Cutting penalty rates will encourage employers to hire more workers” (52%).

 

  Total agree Total dis-agree   Full-time worker agree Full-time worker dis-agree Part-time worker agree Part-time worker dis-agree
A corporate tax cut will lead to higher wages 30% 42% 35% 43% 26% 44%
Cutting penalty rates will encourage employers to hire more workers 38% 46% 37% 48% 35% 52%
Increasing migration creates economic growth by building demand 33% 50% 35% 49% 36% 46%
Free trade agreements benefit Australian workers 45% 28% 45% 32% 41% 27%
Personal income tax cuts will generate economic growth 65% 16% 71% 15% 60% 18%
Increasing workers’ wages will mean fewer jobs 29% 55% 29% 58% 29% 58%

 

 

 

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