Technological Change

Jul 18, 2017

Q. Overall, do you think technological advances in recent years have been positive for:

  Total agree Total disagree Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
Culture/entertainment 57% 9% 14% 43% 27% 6% 3% 7%
National security 53% 16% 14% 39% 22% 12% 4% 9%
Provision of government services 50% 14% 10% 40% 28% 9% 5% 9%
Personal safety 49% 16% 11% 38% 27% 12% 4% 8%
Provision of private services 45% 11% 9% 36% 31% 8% 3% 14%
Personal relationships 31% 30% 7% 24% 32% 22% 8% 7%
Job security 27% 34% 7% 20% 30% 23% 11% 9%

By demographic:

  Total agree   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Culture/entertainment 57% 55% 58% 66% 56% 48%
National security 53% 56% 48% 53% 51% 53%
Provision of government services 50% 56% 44% 50% 51% 48%
Personal safety 49% 51% 47% 56% 48% 42%
Provision of private services 45% 50% 40% 52% 44% 39%
Personal relationships 31% 35% 26% 41% 29% 21%
Job security 27% 31% 21% 38% 24% 18%

At least half the respondents think that technological advances have been positive for culture/entertainment (57%), national security (53%) and provision of Government services (50%). However, they were divided over job security (27% agree/34% disagree) and personal relationships (31%/30%).

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%).