Parties and social class

Apr 2, 2013

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

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Working class

Middle class

Working class

30%

43%

28%

25%

27%

34%

Middle class

16%

24%

8%

36%

18%

17%

Upper class

13%

4%

17%

10%

17%

10%

All of them

8%

19%

3%

12%

5%

10%

None of them

22%

3%

35%

7%

19%

22%

Don’t know

11%

7%

10%

9%

13%

7%

30% believe that the Labor Party mainly represents working class people and 22% don’t think they represent any class. 43% of Labor voters think the Labor Party mainly represents the working class and 36% of Greens voters think they mainly represent the middle class. 35% of Liberal/National voters don’t think they represent any class.

27% of respondents who describe themselves as working class and 34% of those who say they are middle class think the Labor Party mainly represents the working class. 35% of those who say they are working class think the Labor Party mainly represents the middle or upper classes.