Importance of Winning Gold Medals

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How important is it that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics being held in London?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot/some interest

A little/no interest

Very important

12%

12%

15%

7%

18%

4%

Quite important

32%

34%

35%

22%

41%

20%

Not so important

36%

37%

35%

33%

34%

41%

Not at all important

17%

16%

12%

37%

6%

32%

Don’t know

3%

1%

2%

1%

1%

4%

44% think it is very/quite important that Australia wins gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 53% think it is not so or not at all important.

Of those with a lot/some interest in the Olympics, 59% think it is very/quite important and 40% not so/not at all important.

65% of those aged 55+ think it is not so/not at all important while 53% of those aged 18-34 think it is very/quite important.

Satisfaction with Performance of Australian Olympic Team

Aug 6, 2012

Q. How satisfied are you with the performance of the Australian Olympic team?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot/some interest

A little/no interest

Very/quite important

Not so/not at all important

Total satisfied

41%

46%

40%

39%

53%

26%

43%

41%

Total dissatisfied

20%

15%

23%

17%

22%

16%

32%

9%

Very satisfied

11%

12%

8%

11%

14%

7%

10%

12%

Satisfied

30%

34%

32%

28%

39%

19%

33%

29%

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

33%

34%

33%

30%

25%

44%

23%

41%

Dissatisfied

14%

10%

17%

15%

15%

12%

23%

6%

Very dissatisfied

6%

5%

6%

2%

7%

4%

9%

3%

Don’t know

6%

4%

3%

13%

1%

12%

2%

8%

41% say they are satisfied with the performance of the Australian Olympic team and 20% are dissatisfied.

Of those who take a lot/some interest in the Olympics, 53% are satisfied and 22% dissatisfied.

Of those who think winning gold medals is very/quite important, 43% are satisfied and 32% dissatisfied with the performance of the Australian team.

Performance of Groups/Organisations

Jan 31, 2011

Q. And from what you have seen and heard, how would you rate each of the following in terms of how they have responded to the floods?

Total good Total poor Very good Good Average Poor Very poor Don’t know
The Federal Labor Government 48% 15% 15% 33% 26% 7% 8% 11%
The Federal Coalition Opposition 29% 19% 6% 23% 37% 12% 7% 15%
The Queensland State Government 78% 3% 48% 30% 10% 1% 2% 9%
The Queensland State Government (Qld only) 79% 3% 51% 28% 11% 1% 2% 7%
The Victorian State Government 48% 4% 14% 34% 22% 3% 1% 26%
The Victorian State Government (Vic only) 53% 8% 13% 40% 23% 6% 2% 16%
The NSW State Government 33% 12% 8% 25% 27% 8% 4% 27%
The NSW State Government (NSW only) 26% 22% 5% 21% 33% 13% 9% 20%
The Australian military 78% 2% 49% 29% 8% 1% 1% 10%
State emergency services 88% 2% 71% 17% 4% 1% 1% 7%
The media 61% 9% 26% 35% 23% 5% 4% 7%
The banks 22% 26% 6% 16% 30% 17% 9% 23%
The insurance industry 10% 53% 2% 8% 22% 25% 28% 14%
Australian businesses overall 48% 8% 13% 35% 30% 6% 2% 14%
The Australian people overall 85% 2% 56% 29% 7% 1% 1% 6%

Groups with highest ratings for their response to the floods were state emergency services (88% good), the Australian people overall (85%), the Queensland State Government (78%) and the Australian military (78%).

The Federal Government’s response was rated 48% good/15% poor/26% average while the Federal Opposition was rated 29% good/19% poor/37% average.

The only groups with overall negative ratings were the insurance industry (53% poor/10% good) and the banks (26% poor/22% good).

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