Groups better or worse off

Mar 17, 2015

Q. Do you think that over the next 40 years the following groups of people will be better off or worse off than they are today?

 

Better off

Worse off

No difference

Don’t know

Children

24%

42%

21%

14%

Young Adults

18%

52%

18%

12%

Families with school-aged children

14%

52%

21%

13%

Middle aged

15%

50%

22%

13%

Retirees

14%

63%

13%

10%

Overall, respondents thought that all groups were more likely to be worse off over the next 40 years.

In particular, 63% think retirees will be worse off and only 14% think they will be better off.

Men tended to be more optimistic overall than women and Liberal/National voters more optimistic than Labor and Greens voters.