Expectations for 2019

Dec 18, 2018

Q. Thinking about the next 12 months, do you think 2019 will be 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 2017 NET
The Australian economy 30% 28% +2 5% 25% 33% 21% 7% 10%   +12
Australian politics in general 20% 41% -21 5% 15% 29% 26% 15% 11%   -21
The Australian Government 18% 46% -28 3% 15% 25% 29% 17% 12% na
Large companies and corporations 30% 19% +11 6% 24% 37% 15% 4% 14% +27
Small business 32% 18% +14 4% 28% 36% 14% 4% 13% +5
Trade unions 23% 20% +3 5% 18% 39% 13% 7% 20% -2
The average Australian 32% 22% +10 5% 27% 37% 17% 5% 10% +2
Your personal financial situation 36% 23% +13 6% 30% 34% 15% 8% 7% +12
Your workplace (workers) 47% 15% +32 11% 36% 31% 11% 4% 7% +37
You and your family overall 48% 14% +34 11% 37% 31% 10% 4% 8% +31
The planet 25% 33% -8 5% 20% 32% 22% 11% 10% -15
The Australian cricket team 20% 24% -4 4% 16% 31% 16% 8% 25% na

Overall, there was a very positive outlook for your workplace (+37) and you and your family overall (+31). Expectations were also quite positive for large companies (+11), small business (+14), the average Australian (+10) and personal financial situation (+13).

Compared to last year, respondents were less optimistic about the economy and large companies but more optimistic about small business and the average Australian.

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