Why a person is rich

Oct 14, 2014

Q. Which has more to do with why a person is rich?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

 

Income less than $600 pw

Income $600-$1,000 pw

Income $1,000-$1,600 pw

Income over $1,600 pw

Because he or she worked harder than others

28%

16%

45%

14%

23%

18%

24%

29%

34%

Because he or she had more advantages

56%

72%

41%

69%

54%

59%

63%

58%

52%

Don’t know

16%

12%

14%

17%

23%

23%

13%

14%

14%

56% think that a person is more likely to be rich because he or she had more advantages and 28% think it is more likely to be because he or she worked harder than others.

Those most likely to think it is because he or she worked harder than others were Liberal/National voters (45%), aged 65+ (37%) and those on incomes over $1,600 pw (34%).

TRENDS: What is “rich”?

Mar 19, 2012

Australians agree with Wayne Swan – we do have a class-based society with families on $160,000 a year considered “rich”

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