Election of minor parties

Sep 16, 2013

Q. Do you think the election of micro parties in the Senate – such as Palmer United Party, Family First, Liberal Democrats, Motor Enthusiasts Party, Australian Sports Party – is good or bad for democracy?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Other party/ Independent

Good for democracy

38%

41%

27%

45%

78%

Bad for democracy

25%

18%

39%

25%

4%

Makes no difference

22%

24%

22%

20%

12%

Don’t know

15%

17%

12%

10%

5%

38% think that the election of micro parties to the Senate is good for democracy, 25% think it is bad for democracy and 22% think it makes no difference.

Older respondents were more likely to think it is bad for democracy – 42% of aged 55+ compared to 19% of those aged under 55.