Confidence in government, satisfaction with the direction of the country and voting intentions (April 2021)

Confidence in government, satisfaction with the direction of the country and voting intentions (April 2021)
Thursday 13 May 2021

The aim of this paper is to summarise data from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods COVID-19 impact monitoring survey program on three measures related to views on the broad political and government context – satisfaction with the direction of the country, confidence in key institutions, and voting intentions. Satisfaction and confidence slipped a bit between January and April 2021 with a particularly large drop in confidence in the Federal Government. These measures are still well above their pre-COVID rates though. There were also noticeable declines in the per cent of the sample who said they would vote for the Coalition. A person’s own gender appears to affect views on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. However, it is these views that have had the greatest impact on confidence in government and voting intentions rather than gender.

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