Reducing the gap between rich and poor

Oct 14, 2014

Q. Which of the following would do more to reduce the gap between the rich and poor in Australia?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Income less than $600 pw

Income $600-$1,000 pw

Income $1,000-$1,600 pw

Income over $1,600 pw

Raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations to increase support for those on low incomes

57%

71%

41%

74%

67%

71%

60%

62%

52%

Lowering taxes on the wealthy and corporations to encourage investment and economic growth

18%

12%

30%

12%

13%

12%

14%

19%

25%

Don’t know

25%

17%

29%

13%

20%

17%

27%

19%

22%

57% support raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations to increase support for those on low incomes and 18% support lowering taxes on the wealthy and corporations to encourage investment and economic growth.

Those most likely to support increasing taxes on the wealthy and corporations were Greens voters (74%), Labor voters 71%) and those earning less than $600 pw (71%).