Concern about Newspapers Closing

Jul 2, 2012

Q. How concerned are you about the possibility that in the next few years, most daily newspapers will stop publishing?

 

Total

Vote ALP

Vote Lib

Vote Greens

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Read daily

Read a few times/ week

Read about once / week

Read less often/

never

Very concerned

24%

31%

21%

15%

18%

22%

34%

52%

23%

14%

9%

Somewhat concerned

24%

25%

27%

29%

21%

26%

25%

26%

34%

24%

16%

A little concerned

29%

19%

32%

29%

31%

30%

24%

14%

31%

35%

34%

Not at all concerned

19%

20%

16%

27%

23%

17%

16%

7%

11%

25%

29%

Don’t know

5%

5%

3%

1%

8%

4%

2%

1%

*

3%

12

48% were very or somewhat concerned about the possibility of most daily newspapers closing in the next few years and 48% were only a little or not at all concerned. 78% of those who read daily were very/somewhat concerned – and 52% were very concerned.

Those most concerned were women (53% very/somewhat), aged 55+ (59%) and Victorians (59%).

Job security

Jun 18, 2012

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned? 

 

8 Jun

09

5 Oct

09

28 Jun 10

18 Oct 10

4 Apr

11

4 Jul

11

3 Oct

11

26 Mar 12

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

56%

46%

67%

38%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

18%

12%

26%

10%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

38%

34%

41%

28%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

32%

41%

26%

51%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

7%

7%

4%

4%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

5%

6%

3%

6%

Concern over job security has risen since the last time the question was polled, increasing 7 points from 49% in March to 56% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from July 2011, total concern has increased from 45% to 56%.

Coalition voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (up 12% to 67% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (up 4% to 38% total concerned).

Those most concerned were aged 45-64 (62%), part-time workers (63%) and women (61%).  Among the under 25’s, 40% were concerned and 43% not concerned.