Australia’s national debt

Aug 13, 2013

Q. Compared to other developed countries, do you think Australia’s national debt is higher, lower or about the same?

 

6 May 13

 

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total higher

25%

25%

15%

37%

18%

Total lower

48%

46%

59%

38%

54%

A lot higher

9%

10%

5%

15%

3%

A little higher

16%

15%

10%

22%

15%

About the same

18%

19%

18%

19%

7%

A little lower

29%

24%

23%

27%

21%

A lot lower

19%

22%

36%

11%

33%

Don’t know

10%

10%

9%

6%

21%

25% think that Australia’s National debt is higher than other developed countries and 46% think it is lower – 19% think it about the same. These figures are very similar to the results when this question was previously asked in May.

A majority of Labor (59%) and Greens voters (54%) think our debt is lower than other countries while Liberal National voters were split – 38% think it is lower and 37% think it is higher.

Those with higher levels of education were more likely to think Australia’s debt was lower – 20% of respondents with university degrees thought it was higher and 53% thought it was lower.