Australian society

Jan 31, 2017

Q. Thinking about our current political and economic system – that is, the structures that set the rules for the way Australian society operates – which of the following best describes your view?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
The system needs to be fundamentally changed 40%   44% 31% 43% 52%
The system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined 44%   43% 52% 54% 38%
The system works well as it is and should not be changed in any substantial way 6%   3% 10% 1% 5%
Don’t know 11%   9% 7% 2% 5%

44% think Australia’s political and economic system is fundamentally sound but needs to be refined and 40% think the system needs to be fundamentally changed. Only 6% think it should not be changed in any way.

Those most likely to think it needs fundamental change were “other” voters (52%) and those on incomes under $1,000 pw (47%).

Those most likely to think the system just needs to be refined were LNP voters (52%), Greens voters (54%) and incomes over $2,000 pw (52%).