Interest in budget

Apr 29, 2013

Q. Thinking about the Federal Budget to be announced next month  – how interested are you in reading and hearing about the Federal Budget?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Very interested

34%

39%

39%

27%

Somewhat interested

32%

35%

32%

37%

A little interested

19%

19%

17%

23%

Not at all interested

10%

7%

10%

13%

Can’t say

4%

1%

2%

1%

66% said they were very or somewhat interested in the Federal Budget.

Those most interested were aged 55+ (50% very interested), Labor voters (39%) and Liberal/National voters (39%).

Interest in Federal Budget

May 16, 2011

Q. Thinking about the Federal Budget – how much attention did you pay to the Federal Budget?

2009 2010 2011
Total a lot/some 66% 53% 52%
Total a little/none 31% 44% 45%
A lot 29% 18% 19%
Some 37% 35% 33%
A little 25% 29% 31%
None 6% 15% 14%
Can’t say 3% 3% 2%

Just over half (52%) of respondents said they paid a lot or some attention to the Federal Budget. This is much the same as the corresponding figure of 53% for last year’s budget.

Those most interested were Liberal/National voters (64%) and people aged 55+ (63%). Only 42% of respondents aged 18-34 paid a lot or some attention to the budget.

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