Last 12 months

Dec 20, 2016

Q. Thinking about the last 12 months, has it been a good or bad year for each of the following?

  Total good Total bad NET   Very good Good Neither good nor bad Bad Very bad Don’t know 2013 NET 2014 NET 2015 NET
The Australian economy 17% 36% -19   2% 15% 40% 30% 6% 6% -13 -13 -11
Australian politics in general 9% 62% -53   1% 8% 24% 40% 22% 5% -62 -53 -41
Large companies and corporations 26% 21% +5 3% 23% 43% 17% 4% 10% -9 +14 +5
Small business 15% 37% -22 2% 13% 38% 30% 7% 10% -45 -28 -12
Trade unions 13% 31% -18 2% 11% 39% 21% 10% 17% -25 -18 -27
The average Australian 18% 36% -18 2% 16% 41% 27% 9% 5% -22 -23 -14
Your personal financial situation 26% 34% -8   2% 24% 38% 23% 11% 3% -8 -11 -6
Your workplace (workers) 37% 25% +12   6% 31% 34% 17% 8% 4% +8 -5 +14
You and your family overall 36% 24% +12   6% 30% 36% 17% 7% 4% +18 +3 +21
The planet 12% 44% -32 2% 10% 37% 29% 15% 7%

Respondents believed that 2016 has been a bad year for all groups except large companies (+5), your workplace (+12) and you and your family overall (+12). It was considered a particularly bad year for Australian politics in general (-53) and the planet (-32).

Relative to 2015 (as measured in December last year), this year was considered worse for politics in general (down 12), small businesses (down 10), you and your family overall (down 9) and the Australian economy (down 8) but better for trade unions (up 9).

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