Awareness of Aged Care Reforms

Apr 30, 2012

Q. The Federal Government recently announced changes to aged care which included extra funding, better access to aged care services, capping costs of aged care accommodation and in-home care and means testing aged care accommodation costs. How much have you read or heard about those aged care changes?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot

7%

11%

7%

4%

Some

26%

31%

26%

26%

A little

32%

28%

35%

32%

Nothing

30%

25%

28%

37%

Don’t know

5%

4%

5%

1%

Just 7% of respondents claim to have read or heard ‘a lot’ about the recent Federal Government changes to aged care. A further 26% have read or heard ‘some’.

32% of respondents have read or heard ‘a little’ while 30% have read or heard ‘nothing’.

Labor voters were more likely to have read or heard ‘a lot’ (11%) or ‘some’ (31%).

There were no significant differences based on gender.

Older respondents were more likely to state that they had read or heard ‘some’ about the aged care changes (33% of those aged 55-64 and 39% of those aged 65+).

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Opinion of Aged Care Reforms

Apr 30, 2012

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s changes to aged care?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total approve

61%

71%

56%

68%

Total disapprove

7%

4%

10%

5%

Strongly approve

16%

24%

11%

20%

Approve

45%

47%

45%

48%

Disapprove

6%

3%

9%

3%

Strongly disapprove

1%

1%

1%

2%

Don’t know

33%

25%

34%

28%

 

61% of respondents approve of the Government’s changes to aged care. Just 7% disapprove.

Labor voters were more likely to approve (71%); however approval rates were still high for Lib/Nat voters (54%).

Females (65%) were more likely than males (56%) to approve of the changes.

Older respondents were also more likely to approve of the changes (78% of those aged 55-64 and 71% of those aged 65+).

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