Free Trade Agreements generally

Jan 31, 2017

Q. Generally, do you think making Free Trade Agreements with other countries is good for Australia or bad for Australia? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Apr 2014
Total good 47%   46% 61% 39% 36%   49%
Total bad 15%   15% 10% 24% 27%   11%
Very good 10%   10% 12% 7% 8%   13%
Good 37%   36% 49% 32% 28%   36%
Neither good nor bad 21%   23% 17% 17% 22%   18%
Bad 11%   10% 8% 18% 18%   7%
Very bad 4%   5% 2% 6% 9%   4%
Don’t know 17%   16% 12% 21% 15%   22%

47% think that free trade agreements are generally good for Australia and 15% think they are bad. 21% think they are neither and 17% could not give an opinion. These results are similar to those when this question was last asked in April 2014.

Those most likely to think they were good were Liberal/National voters (61%), full-time workers (52%), incomes over $2,000 pw (55%) and those with university education (54%).