Welfare payments

Jan 28, 2014

Q. Overall, do you think the Federal Government spends too much, not enough or about the right amount on welfare payments – such as age pensions, disability support pensions, unemployment benefits, parenting payments?

 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Too much

24%

12%

36%

18%

25%

Not enough

41%

56%

27%

47%

40%

About right

27%

27%

29%

29%

27%

Don’t know

9%

5%

9%

7%

8%

41% think the Government does not spend enough on welfare payments, 27% think spending is about right and 24% think it spends too much.

Those most likely to think it spends too much were Liberal/National voters (36%), full-time workers (33%) and those on income over $1,600pw (34%).

Those most likely to think it doesn’t spend enough were Labor voters (56%) and those on incomes under $600pw (64%).