Influence of groups on Liberal/National politicians

May 27, 2014

Q. When making decisions about funding and policies, do you think that Liberal/National Coalition politicians listen to the following groups too much, not enough or just the right amount?

 

Too much

Not enough

Just the right amount

Property Developers

53%

18%

30%

Mining Companies

52%

20%

27%

The Media

44%

24%

31%

Celebrities

41%

17%

42%

Religious Organisations

38%

27%

35%

Foreign Leaders

32%

29%

40%

Member based lobby groups (like GetUp!)

26%

39%

35%

Employer Groups

26%

44%

30%

Public Servants

25%

44%

30%

Unions

23%

45%

32%

Environmental Groups

21%

52%

27%

Active citizens on social media

15%

51%

35%

Students

12%

64%

25%

Welfare Groups

10%

66%

24%

Average Citizens

3%

79%

18%

Respondents tended to think that Coalition politicians listen too much to property developers, mining companies, the media, celebrities and religious organisations.

A majority thought they did not listen enough to average citizens, welfare groups, students, active citizens on social media, and environmental groups.