Inequality

Aug 1, 2017

Q. Do you think social and economic inequality in Australia is increasing, decreasing or staying about the same?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total increasing 52%   58% 43% 67% 55%   46% 55% 56%
Total decreasing 12%   12% 15% 8% 13%   11% 11% 16%
Increasing a lot 24%   28% 14% 41% 30%   17% 27% 28%
Increasing a little 28%   30% 29% 26% 25%   29% 28% 28%
Staying about the same 26%   23% 36% 21% 22%   31% 24% 24%
Decreasing a little 8%   8% 13% 5% 6%   8% 7% 12%
Decreasing a lot 4%   4% 2% 3% 7%   3% 4% 4%
Don’t know 10%   8% 6% 5% 10%   12% 11% 4%

52% believe that social and economic inequality in Australia is increasing, 12% think it is decreasing and 26% think it is staying much the same.

Those most likely to think inequality is increasing were Greens voters (67%) and Labor voters (58%).