Privatisation

Feb 10, 2015

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about privatisation of Government-owned assets like electricity, water, rail, ports, etc?

 

Total agree

Total disagree

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Don’t know

Selling off public utilities to private companies will help the economy

25%

53%

4%

21%

28%

25%

22%

Selling Government assets frees up money to reallocate to other services and infrastructure

38%

44%

5%

33%

27%

17%

18%

Privatisation mainly benefits the corporate sector

70%

13%

29%

41%

10%

3%

17%

Utilities like water and power suppliers are too important to be sold off

72%

13%

40%

32%

10%

3%

14%

Private companies can run public utilities more efficiently than Governments

36%

39%

7%

29%

24%

15%

24%

Privatisation means more competition which benefits consumers

33%

49%

6%

27%

29%

20%

19%

Private companies deliver better quality services than Government-run organisations

33%

46%

6%

27%

29%

17%

22%

Prices always increase more when services are privatised

70%

13%

34%

36%

11%

2%

16%

There was strongest agreement with the statements “Utilities like water and power suppliers are too important to be sold off” (72%), “Privatisation mainly benefits the corporate sector” (70%) and “Prices always increase more when services are privatised” (70%).

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