Expectations for 2015

Dec 9, 2014

Q. Thinking about the next 12 months, do you think 2015 will be a good or bad year for each of the following? 

 

Total good

Total poor

Net score

 

Very good

Good

Neither good nor poor

Poor

Very poor

Don’t know

 

Net score Dec 2013

The Australian economy

23%

33%

-10

2%

21%

29%

23%

10%

16%

-10

Australian politics in general

15%

44%

-29

1%

14%

25%

27%

17%

15%

-24

Large companies and corporations

30%

17%

+13

5%

25%

33%

13%

4%

19%

Small business

15%

32%

-17

1%

14%

34%

24%

8%

18%

-24

Trade unions

11%

27%

-16

1%

10%

37%

19%

8%

25%

-26

The average Australian

18%

35%

-17

1%

17%

33%

25%

10%

14%

-9

Your personal financial situation

26%

26%

3%

23%

36%

17%

9%

12%

+6

Your workplace

20%

20%

3%

17%

35%

13%

7%

26%

+15

You and your family overall

30%

20%

+10

4%

26%

37%

13%

7%

12%

+25

Overall, there was a positive outlook for large companies and corporations (net +13) and you and your family overall (+10). Expectations were negative for politics in general (-29), small businesses (-17), the average Australian (-17) and trade unions (-16).

Compared to last year, respondents were more optimistic about large businesses and corporations (up 13), small businesses (up 7) and trade unions (up 10) but feeling less optimistic about their workplace (down 15), you and your family overall (down 15%) and the average Australian (down 8).