Main Reason for Price Increases

Aug 20, 2012

Q. Do you believe these price increases are due mainly to the carbon tax, or mainly due to other reasons? *

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Mainly due to carbon tax

72%

53%

81%

70%

Mainly due to other reasons

17%

36%

9%

18%

Don’t know

11%

12%

10%

13%

* based on the 52% who have noticed price increases

72% of those who said they had noticed cost increases think it is mainly dues to the carbon tax.

Those most likely to blame the carbon tax were Liberal/National voters (81%), aged under 35 (78%) and those earning over $1,000pw (76%).