Agreement with economic figures

Apr 8, 2013

Q. Some say that official figures show Australia’s economy is doing very well, especially compared to the rest of the world.  The interest rate, the unemployment rate and the inflation rate are all at relatively low levels. Do you agree or disagree that this shows the state of the economy is good?

 

28 May 12

Total

8 Apr 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

52%

56%

76%

42%

77%

Total disagree

37%

37%

20%

54%

20%

Strongly agree

9%

12%

25%

5%

23%

Agree

43%

44%

51%

37%

54%

Disagree

27%

29%

17%

42%

17%

Strongly disagree

10%

8%

3%

12%

3%

Don’t know

10%

7%

4%

5%

3%

When told that official figures show Australia’s economy is doing well, 56% agreed and 37% disagreed.

Those most likely to disagree were Liberal/National voters (54%), aged 55+ (45%) and people with incomes under $600pw (49%).