Last 12 months

Dec 18, 2018

Q. Thinking about the last 12 months, has it been 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 32% 26% +6   6% 26% 36% 21% 5% 6% +11
Australian politics in general 15% 65% -50   3% 12% 16% 32% 33% 4% -36
The Australian Government 16% 57% -41 4% 12% 22% 30% 27% 5% na
Large companies and corporations 31% 22% +9 6% 25% 37% 16% 6% 11% +22
Small business 29% 23% +6 4% 25% 39% 18% 5% 9% -2
Trade unions 21% 23% -2 3% 18% 39% 14% 9% 17% -7
The average Australian 28% 29% -1 4% 24% 37% 23% 6% 6% -6
Your personal financial situation 30% 30%   5% 25% 36% 18% 12% 4% +1
Your workplace (workers) 46% 18% +28   9% 37% 32% 12% 6% 4% +34
You and your family overall 46% 18% +28   11% 35% 33% 13% 5% 3% +27
The planet 19% 38% -19   4% 15% 38% 27% 11% 6% -22
The Australian cricket team 30% 28% +2 5% 25% 33% 21% 7% 10% na

Respondents believed that 2018 has been a relatively good year for your workplace (+28) and you and your family overall (+28). It was considered a particularly bad year for Australian politics in general (-50) and the Australian Government (-41).

Relative to 2017 (as measured in December last year), this year was considered somewhat worse in terms of  – Australian politics in general (down 14) and large companies (down 13). However, it was considered a little better for small business (up 8).