Unemployment benefits

Jan 21, 2013

Q. Do you think unemployment benefits are …

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Income less than $31,200

Income $31,200

$51,999

Income $52,000

$83,199

Income $83,200
+

Too generous

25%

18%

32%

21%

13%

18%

24%

35%

About right

30%

30%

34%

26%

30%

31%

31%

32%

Not high enough

33%

43%

24%

41%

51%

43%

32%

22%

Don’t know

11%

9%

10%

12%

6%

9%

12%

11%

33% think that unemployment benefits are not high enough, 30% think they are about right and 25% think they are too generous.

Those most likely to think unemployment benefits were not high enough were Labor voters (43%), Greens voters (41%), those on lower incomes (51% of those earning less than $600pw and 43% of those earning $600-1,000pw), not working (40%) and respondents aged 45-64 (47%).

Those most likely to think unemployment benefits were too generous were Liberal/National voters (32%), aged under 45 (31%), in full-time employment (33%) and income over $1,600pw (35%).