Support for various budget measures

Apr 12, 2010

Q. If you had to choose, which of the following budget measures would you support?

  %
Increase taxes for people on high incomes 41%
Increase taxes on businesses 8%
Cut Government spending 41%
Don’t know 10%

 41% support increased taxes for people on high incomes, a further 41% support cuts to Government spending, 8% support increased taxes on business and 10% don’t know which budget measure they support. 

Labor voters were more likely to support increased taxes for people on high incomes (62%), Coalition voters were more likely to support cuts to Government spending (65%) and Green voters were more likely to support increased taxes on business (15%). 

People earning $600 – $1000 per week were more likely to prefer increased taxes for people on high incomes (53%), while people earning $1600 per week or more were more likely to prefer cuts to Government spending (45%). 

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