Corruption in industries and organisations

Aug 18, 2015

Q. For each of the following Australian industries and organisations, please indicate how affected by corruption you think they are:

  Widespread corruption Some corruption Very little corruption Don’t know
Government 39% 39% 10% 12%
Building and construction 34% 38% 11% 17%
Media 27% 44% 12% 16%
Finance sector (banks and insurance) 27% 42% 14% 17%
Mining 25% 43% 15% 18%
Law enforcement (police) 17% 49% 19% 15%
Health 10% 32% 38% 20%
Agriculture 7% 28% 41% 24%
Education 6% 29% 43% 21%
Science and technology 6% 22% 47% 24%

The most corrupt industries and organisations were thought to be Government (39% widespread corruption), building and construction (34%), media (27%), finance (27%) and mining (25%).

The least corrupt were thought to be science and technology (47% very little corruption), education (43%) and agriculture (41%).

Awareness of Craig Thomson Issue

Jun 4, 2012

Q. There have recently been allegations of corrupt behaviour by Craig Thomson, a Federal Labor politician. How much have you read or heard about this issue?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot

29%

23%

39%

16%

Some

30%

35%

31%

32%

A little

28%

26%

24%

43%

Nothing

9%

13%

5%

8%

Don’t know

4%

3%

2%

1%

29% said they have heard or read a lot about the Craig Thomson issue and 30% have heard or read some.

Those who had read or heard most were men (66% a lot/some) and aged 45+ (71%).

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