The Asian Century

Nov 7, 2012

Q. The Government recently released a report about the Asian Century and the opportunities for Australia as part of the region. Do you agree or disagree that Australia’s economic future depends on our engagement and relationships with Asian countries?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total agree

65%

73%

66%

74%

Total disagree

16%

12%

20%

16%

Strongly agree

16%

25%

11%

24%

Agree

49%

48%

55%

50%

Disagree

10%

9%

12%

11%

Strongly disagree

6%

3%

8%

5%

Don’t know

18%

15%

14%

10%

65% agree that Australia’s economic future depends on our engagement and relationships with Asian countries and 16% disagree.  At least two thirds of each voter group agreed.

There was similar agreement across all age groups. Highest disagreement was shown by those aged 55+ (22%) and Liberal/National voters (20%).

The Economy – Heading in the Right/Wrong Direction

Mar 26, 2012

Q. Overall, from what you have read and heard, do you think the Australian economy is heading in the right direction or the wrong direction?

 

17 May 10

(Post 2010 budget)

9 May 11

(Post 2011 budget)

4 Jul 11

26 Mar 12

Vote Labor

Vote Liberal/ National

Vote Greens

The right direction

51%

45%

37%

36%

65%

19%

47%

The wrong direction

25%

29%

43%

41%

15%

64%

23%

Don’t know

24%

25%

20%

22%

21%

17%

30%

36% of respondents think that Australia’s economy is heading in the right direction – 41% think it is heading in the wrong direction. Opinions have changed little since this question was asked in July last year – “right direction” has dropped 1% and “wrong direction” dropped 2%.

65% of Labor voters, 19% of Liberal/National voters and 47% of Greens voters think the economy is heading in the right direction.

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