Cost of living, unemployment & poverty big issues before Federal Budget

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 9-Apr-18

Research by Roy Morgan has found that 32% of Australians believe the economy or some kind of economic issue to be the most important problem facing Australia in early 2018. This is 3% higher than in October 2017, although it is 3% lower than in March 2017. Economic issues were mentioned by more Australians than any other two themes combined; 14% mentioned Religion, Immigration and Human Rights issues and a further 14% mentioned Government, Politics and Leadership issues, while 13% mentioned Social issues and 11% mentioned Environmental issues. Within the group of Economic & Financial issues the most important issues are: Financial problems, economy and the cost of living (mentioned by nearly 10% of respondents); Unemployment (mentioned by over 7% of respondents); and Poverty and the gap between rich and poor (mentioned by 5% of respondents).


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