Federal politics – voting intention

Dec 3, 2013

Q. If a Federal Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward?

Q. If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

Sample size = 1,798 respondents

First preference/leaning to

Election

7 Sep 13

 

 

4 weeks ago

5/11/13

2 weeks ago

19/11/13

Last week

26/11/13

This week

3/12/13

Liberal

 

42%

41%

41%

41%

National

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total Lib/Nat

45.6%

45%

44%

45%

44%

Labor

33.4%

35%

35%

36%

36%

Greens

8.6%

10%

9%

9%

8%

Palmer United Party

5.5%

3%

4%

4%

4%

Other/Independent

6.9%

8%

7%

7%

7%

 

2 Party Preferred

Election

7 Sep 13

 

4 weeks ago

5/11/13

2 weeks ago

19/11/13

Last week

26/11/13

This week

3/12/13

Liberal National

53.5%

53%

53%

53%

52%

Labor

46.5%

47%

47%

47%

48%

NB.  The data in the above tables comprise 2-week averages derived from the first preference/leaning to voting questions.  Respondents who select ‘don’t know’ are not included in the results.  The two-party preferred estimate is calculated by distributing the votes of the other parties according to their preferences at the 2013 election.

Retirement age

Dec 3, 2013

Q. At what age do you expect to retire from working?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Less than 50 years

2%

3%

1%

3%

3%

50-54 years

3%

4%

3%

5%

3%

55-59 years

9%

9%

9%

10%

11%

3%

60-64 years

18%

15%

21%

20%

19%

13%

65 years

21%

20%

22%

20%

25%

16%

66-69 years

12%

12%

13%

16%

12%

9%

70 years or over

8%

10%

7%

10%

8%

8%

Don’t know

11%

13%

9%

12%

13%

7%

I have already retired from working

11%

12%

11%

3%

39%

I don’t work

4%

3%

5%

3%

4%

5%

32% of respondents said they expected to retire from working before the age of 65, 21% expect to retire at 65 and 20% after the age of 65.

31% of men and 34% of women expect to retire before the age of 65.

Of those aged under 35, 38% expect to retire before the age of 65 and 26% expect to work past 65.

Of those on higher incomes ($1,600+ pw), 40% expect to retire before the age of 65.

Main retirement income

Dec 3, 2013

Q. After you reach retirement age, what do you expect will be your main source of income?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

The Government age pension

27%

25%

29%

20%

26%

45%

Your superannuation

43%

49%

38%

49%

43%

33%

Other investments

15%

14%

16%

18%

15%

11%

Other

2%

1%

2%

1%

1%

5%

Don’t know

12%

11%

14%

12%

15%

7%

* Excludes already retired or not working

43% expect their superannuation will be their main form of income after retirement and 27% will mainly rely in the age pension. 45% of those aged 55+ expect to rely on the age pension compared to 20% of those aged 18-34.

Of those on higher incomes ($1,600+ pw), only 15% expect to rely on the age pension – 54% expect superannuation to be their main source of income and 23% said they would rely on other investments.

GST on online purchases

Dec 3, 2013

Q. GST is currently only payable for online shopping purchases over $1,000. Would you approve or disapprove of lowering the threshold at which GST is payable for online shopping purchases?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total approve

35%

33%

43%

25%

30%

29%

34%

44%

Total disapprove

53%

58%

47%

60%

57%

52%

57%

48%

Strongly approve

11%

10%

15%

7%

10%

10%

9%

16%

Approve

24%

23%

28%

18%

20%

19%

25%

28%

Disapprove

23%

22%

23%

27%

22%

24%

23%

20%

Strongly disapprove

30%

36%

24%

33%

35%

28%

34%

28%

Don’t know

12%

9%

9%

16%

13%

18%

10%

7%

35% approve of lowering the threshold at which GST is payable for online shopping purchases and 53% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (43%) and people aged 55+ (44%). However, there was no group with higher approval than disapproval.

Downloading TV programs and movies

Dec 3, 2013

Q. How often do you watch television programs or movies you have downloaded or streamed via the internet?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Every day or most days

11%

11%

11%

21%

6%

6%

Several times a week

13%

17%

8%

22%

10%

6%

About once a week

13%

12%

14%

21%

11%

5%

About once or twice a month

10%

8%

11%

8%

11%

9%

Less often

21%

21%

20%

18%

22%

21%

Never

33%

30%

36%

10%

39%

53%

37% say they download TV programs of movies at least once a week – 24% at least several times a week.

Men (40% at least once a week) download more than women (33%). 64% of those aged 18-34 and 47% of those with university education say they download at least once a week.

Watching downloaded TV programs and movies

Dec 3, 2013

Q. Do you usually watch those TV programs or movies alone or with others?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Alone

46%

46%

45%

46%

44%

48%

With others

54%

54%

54%

53%

56%

52%

Don’t know

*

1%

*

* excludes those who never download

46% usually watch their downloaded programs alone and 54% usually watch with others. There were no major differences across demographic groups.

Using social media while watching

Dec 3, 2013

Q. Do you use social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) while watching those TV programs or movies?

 

Total

 

Men

Women

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Yes, often

32%

29%

35%

47%

26%

9%

Yes, sometimes

29%

26%

32%

31%

29%

26%

No, never

38%

44%

32%

22%

45%

63%

Don’t know

*

*

1%

*

1%

* excludes those who never download

61% say they often or sometimes use social media while watching downloaded programs and movies.

Those most likely use social media were women (67%) and people aged 18-34 (78%).

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