Personal financial situation

Jul 4, 2011

Q. Over the next 12 months do you think your personal financial situation will get better, get worse or stay much the same?

29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 April 11 4 Jul 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total better 40% 29% 33% 32% 28% 34% 25% 41%
Total worse 23% 31% 29% 31% 36% 27% 45% 22%
Get a lot better 8% 5% 6% 7% 5% 9% 3% 7%
Get a little better 32% 24% 27% 25% 23% 25% 22% 34%
Get a little worse 17% 21% 21% 22% 23% 18% 28% 18%
Get a lot worse 6% 10% 8% 9% 13% 9% 17% 4%
Stay much the same 33% 37% 32% 32% 32% 37% 29% 32%
No opinion 4% 4% 5% 5% 3% 1% 1% 5%

28% think their own personal financial situation will get better over the next 12 months and 36% worse – 32% think they will stay much the same.

This is somewaht less optimistic than the April result – a decrease from net +1% to -8%.

Among full-time workers, 32% think their situation will get better and 34% worse while those who are not working are more pessimistic – 23% better/40% worse.

For those aged 55+, 12% expect their financial situation to get better and 50% worse while for those aged under 35, 43% expect it to get better and 25% worse.

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