Importance of mining

Oct 14, 2014

Q. Compared to five years ago, do you think mining is more important to Australia’s economy, less important to our economy or is it about the same importance?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

More important than 5 years ago

22%

23%

27%

14%

21%

Less important than 5 years ago

24%

26%

21%

30%

28%

About the same importance

42%

40%

48%

49%

34%

Don’t know

12%

11%

5%

7%

17%

42% think mining is of about the same importance to the economy as five years ago – 24% think it is less important and 22% think it is more important.

Those more likely to think it is less important were aged 18-34 (29%) and Greens voters (30%).

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