Government Confidence Rating (2012-2014)

Australia Heading in the "Right" or "Wrong" Direction

Australia Heading In “Right” Or “Wrong” Direction Electors were asked:

“Generally speaking, do you feel that things in Australia are heading in the right direction or would you say things are seriously heading in the wrong direction?”
    Right direction Wrong direction Roy Morgan GCR* Can't say Total
    % %   % %
Interviewing Dates — ALP Government (Julia Gillard v Tony Abbott). January 2012 - June 2013.
2012
January 7/8 Face 43.5 40.5 103 16 100
January 17/18 Phone 48 40 108 12 100
January 14/15 & 21/22 Face 49 34 115 17 100
January 28/29 Face 47.5 36.5 111 16 100
February 4/5 Face 46.5 37 109.5 16.5 100
February 7/8 Phone 42 47 95 11 100
February 11/12 & 18/19 Face 42.5 41.5 101 16 100
February 25/26 Face 40 43.5 96.5 16.5 100
March 3/4 Face 41.5 42 99.5 16.5 100
March 10/11 & 17/18 Face 43 39 104 18 100
March 24/25 Face 41.5 42.5 99 16 100
March 31/April 1 Face 40.5 43.5 97 16 100
April 7/8 & 14/15 Face 40.5 43 97.5 16.5 100
April 17-19 Phone 41 44.5 96.5 14.5 100
April 21/22 Face 42.5 43 99.5 14.5 100
May 5/6 Face 39 47 92 14 100
May 9/10 Face 39 48 91 13 100
May 12/13 Face 45 39.5 105.5 15.5 100
May 19/20 Face 41.5 43.5 98 15 100
May 26/27 Face 39.5 44.5 95 16 100
June 2/3 Face 39.5 45.5 94 15 100
June 9/10 Face 38.5 41.5 97 20 100
June 16/17 & 23/34 Face 39 44 95 17 100
June 30/July 1 & 7/8 Face 38.5 44 94.5 17.5 100
July 14/15 & 21/22 Face 39.5 44 95.5 16.5 100
July 28/29 & August 4/5 Face 40.5 41.5 99 18 100
August 11/12 & 18/19 Face 42.5 42 100.5 15.5 100
September 1/2 Face 44 38.5 105.5 17.5 100
September 8/9 & 15/16 Face 42 42 100 16 100
September 17-20 Phone 39.5 48.5 91 12 100
September 22/23 Face 42.5 41 101.5 16.5 100
September 29/30 & October 6/7 Face 45 37 108 18 100
October 13/14 & 20/21 Face 44 37.5 106.5 18.5 100
October 20/21 & November 3/4 Face 44 39 105 17 100
November 10/11 & 17/18 Face 45.5 38 107.5 16.5 100
November 27-29 Phone 52 35.5 116.5 12.5 100
November 24/25 & December 1/2 Face 44 38 106 18 100
December 8/9 & 15/16 Face 43.5 38.5 105 18 100
2013
January 5/6 & 12/13 Face 47 32.5 114.5 20.5 100
January 19/20 & 26/27 Face 46.5 34 112.5 19.5 100
February 2/3 Face 47.5 35 112.5 17.5 100
February 9/10 Face 40.5 40.5 100 19 100
February 16/17 & 23/24 Face 41 41 100 18 100
March 2/3 Face 40.5 43.5 97 16 100
March 9/10 Face 43 39 104 18 100
March 16/17 Face 47 35.5 111.5 17.5 100
March 23/24 Face 41 41.5 99.5 17.5 100
March 30/31 Face 41.5 43.5 98 15 100
April 6/7 Face 40.5 39 101.5 20.5 100
April 13/14 Face 41 40 101 19 100
April 20/21 Face 42.5 37 105.5 20.5 100
April 27/28 Face 41.5 36 105.5 22.5 100
May 4/5 Face 38 42 96 20 100
May 11/12 Face 42 39 103 19 100
May 18/19 Face 44 42 102 14 100
May 25/26 Face 40 43 97 17 100
June 1/2 Face 40 41.5 98.5 18.5 100
June 8/9 Face 40 41.5 98.5 18.5 100
June 15/16 Face 34.5 45 89.5 20.5 100
June 22/23 Face 38.5 45 93.5 16.5 100
Interviewing Dates — ALP Government (Kevin Rudd v Tony Abbott). June 2013 - August 2013.
June 29/30 Face 43.5 37.5 106 19 100
July 6/7 Face 43 36 107 21 100
July 13/14 Face 45 35.5 109.5 19.5 100
July 20/21 Face 48.5 33.5 115 18 100
July 27/28 Face 41 37 104 22 100
August 3/4 Face 40 40 100 20 100
August 10/11 Face 40.5 39.5 101 20 100
August 17/18 Face 42.5 38.5 104 19 100
August 24/25 Face 43.5 39 104.5 17.5 100
August 28/29 Phone 42 43 99 15 100
August 31/ September 1 Face 43.5 37 106.5 19.5 100
Interviewing Dates — L-NP Government (Tony Abbott v Chris Bowen). September 2013 - October 2013.
September 21/22 Multi 42 31 111 27 100
October 5/6 Multi 42 29 113 29 100
Interviewing Dates — L-NP Government (Tony Abbott v Bill Shorten). October 13, 2013 onwards.
October 19/20 Multi 42.5 28.5 114 29 100
November 2/3 Face 45.5 31 114.5 23.5 100
November 16/17 Face 48.5 32.5 116 19 100
November 30/ December 1 Face 48 35 113 17 100
December 7/8 & 14/15  Face 42 38.5 103.5 19.5 100
2014
January 4/5 & 11/12 Face 45 36 109 19 100
January 18/19 & 25/26 Face 41.5 39.5 102 19 100
February 1/2 & 8/9 Face 43 39 104 18 100
February 15/16 & 22/23 Face 37.5 45 92.5 17.5 100
March 1/2 & 8/9 Face 38 43 95 19 100
March 15/16 & 22/23 Face 41.5 41.5 100 17 100
March 29/30 & April 5/6 Face 39 40.5 98.5 20.5 100
April 12/13 & 19/20 Face 43.5 37.5 106 19 100
April 26/27 & May 3/4 Face 39.5 43 96.5 17.5 100
May 17/18 Face 39 45.5 93.5 15.5 100
May 24/25 & 31/ June 1 Face 37 48.5 88.5 14.5 100
June 7/8 Face 36 47.5 88.5 16.5 100
June 14/15 Face 41.5 43.5 98 15 100
June 21/22 & 28/29 Face 39.5 44 95.5 16.5 100
July 5/6 & 12/13 Face 36.5 46.5 90 17 100
July 19/20 & 26/27 Face 41 41.5 99.5 17.5 100
August 2/3 & 9/10 Face 37.5 45 92.5 17.5 100
August 16/17 & 23/24 Face 38 44 94 18 100
August 30/31 & September 6/7 Face 38 43 95 19 100
September 13/14 & 20/21 Face 38.5 43 95.5 18.5 100
September 27/28 & October 4/5 Face 40 41 99 19 100
October 11/12 & 18/19 Face 39 43.5 95.5 17.5 100

Phone: Telephone survey method; Face: Face-to-face survey method; Multi: Multi-mode survey method including Face-to-Face, SMS Interviewing and Online surveys.

*Roy Morgan GCR = Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating (100 plus the difference between the percentage of people who say the country is “going in the right direction” and the percentage who say the country is “going in seriously the wrong direction”).