Parties and social class

Apr 2, 2013

Q. Whose interests do you think the Liberal Party mainly represent?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Working class

Middle class

Working class

5%

6%

7%

2%

10%

4%

Middle class

20%

9%

33%

13%

16%

25%

Upper class

40%

68%

17%

64%

42%

39%

All of them

17%

4%

33%

4%

11%

21%

None of them

8%

7%

4%

7%

9%

6%

Don’t know

9%

6%

7%

10%

12%

5%

40% believe that the Liberal Party mainly represents upper class people and 20% think they represent the middle class. 68% of Labor voters think the Labor Party mainly and 64% of Greens voters think they mainly represent the upper class. 33% of Liberal/National voters think they represent the middle class and 33% think they represent all classes.

42% of respondents who describe themselves as working class and 39% of those who say they are middle class think the Liberal Party mainly represents the upper class.