Reasons for prices increases under the carbon tax

Oct 2, 2012

Q. In respect of the increases to the costs of goods and services that you have noticed, do you believe that they are due to the carbon tax?

n=717

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Yes

62%

45%

73%

46%

No

12%

22%

8%

9%

Not sure

26%

33%

19%

45%

The 69% of respondents (n=717) that believed they had noticed a price increase were asked whether they believed the increases were due to the carbon tax.

Sixty two per cent (62%) of these respondents believe that it is due to the carbon tax, whilst 12% do not.  Twenty six per cent (26%) of respondents were not sure.

Looking at the results by voting intention, Coalition voters were the most likely to attribute price increases to the carbon tax (73%) and 8% did not.

Forty five per cent (45%) of Labor voters believe the increases are due to the carbon tax and 22% do not.

Whilst 46% of Greens voters believe that the increases are due to the carbon tax (46%) an almost equal portion (45%) remain unsure.

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