What people worry about

Mar 26, 2019

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the following issues?

I worry about this all the time I often worry about this I sometimes worry about this It’s not something I worry about
Health of myself and family 27% 35% 31% 7%
My ability to pay for basics 27% 29% 25% 19%
Impact of climate change 21% 30% 28% 21%
Crime in my community 19% 31% 35% 16%
Threat of terrorism 19% 26% 36% 19%
My job security 16% 22% 20% 41%
  • Family health (27%) and affording the basics (27%) are the things worrying Australians most frequently.
  • Job security is less of a concern, with 41% saying this is not something they worry about.
I WORRY ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
Health of myself and family 27% 31% 19% 29% 38%
My ability to pay for basics 27% 29% 19% 29% 37%
Impact of climate change 21% 24% 14% 42% 19%
Crime in my community 19% 18% 17% 10% 29%
Threat of terrorism 19% 18% 22% 6% 26%
My job security 16% 17% 13% 17% 18%
  • 31% of Labor voters say they worry about their, and their family’s health all the time, and 21% say they always worry about being able to pay for the basics.
  • Coalition voters say they worry about the threat of terrorism all the time (22%), this is more than any other concern.
I WORRY ABOUT THIS ALL THE TIME Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Health of myself and family 27% 24% 30% 27% 29% 26%
My ability to pay for basics 27% 24% 29% 29% 29% 22%
Impact of climate change 21% 21% 21% 27% 23% 14%
Crime in my community 19% 18% 19% 15% 21% 20%
Threat of terrorism 19% 17% 20% 19% 17% 19%
My job security 16% 17% 15% 22% 20% 8%