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Federal Voting – Government Confidence Rating (2012-2023)

Federal Voting – Government Confidence Rating (2012-2023)


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?”

Latest results of Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating 2022-2023

Interviewing Dates Right Direction Wrong Direction Can’t Say/No answer Roy Morgan GCR*
2022
August 14 43.3% 38.7% 18.0% 104.6
August 21 42.2% 35.9% 21.9% 106.3
August 28 42.9% 39.3% 17.8% 103.5
September 4 46.9% 35.5% 17.7% 111.4
September 11 45.1% 36.6% 18.4% 108.5
September 18 50.6% 34.7% 14.7% 115.9
September 25 45.4% 38.5% 16.1% 106.9
October 2 46.7% 36.8% 16.5% 109.9
October 9 45.9% 36.9% 17.2% 109.0
October 16 43.6% 38.0% 18.5% 105.6
October 23 42.7% 40.8% 16.6% 101.9
October 30 45.0% 38.1% 16.9% 106.9
November 6 40.6% 43.9% 15.5% 96.7
November 13 41.8% 40.6% 17.6% 101.3
November 20 42.7% 39.6% 17.7% 103.1
November 27 42.7% 39.3% 18.0% 103.4
December 4 47.1% 35.2% 17.7% 112.0
December 11 44.1% 40.1% 15.8% 104.0
December 11 45.7% 37.9% 16.4% 107.8
December 16 45.5% 39.1% 15.4% 106.4
2023
January 8 46.5% 37.7% 15.8% 108.8
January 15 45.0% 38.5% 16.5% 106.5
January 22 44.7% 37.6% 17.7% 107.0
January 29 43.5% 38.7% 17.8% 104.9
February 5 42.5% 42.2% 15.3% 100.4
February 12 42.0% 41.6% 16.4% 100.4
February 19 42.4% 40.4% 17.2% 102.0
February 26 39.0% 43.5% 17.5% 95.5
March 5 40.0% 44.0% 16.0% 96.0
March 12 38.7% 45.4% 15.9% 93.3
March 19 39.7% 43.7% 16.6% 96.1
March 26 35.0% 47.9% 17.2% 87.1
April 2 38.8% 43.9% 17.3% 94.9
April 9 39.2% 43.7% 17.1% 95.4
April 16 39.8% 44.4% 15.8% 95.4
April 23 36.7% 46.3% 17.0% 90.4
April 30 36.5% 46.8% 16.7% 89.7
May 7 40.1% 45.0% 15.0% 95.1
May 14 40.2% 44.1% 15.7% 96.1
May 14 39.4% 45.1% 15.5% 94.2
May 21 39.2% 45.5% 15.3% 93.7
May 28 36.8% 48.3% 14.8% 88.5
June 4 34.8% 50.9% 14.3% 83.9
June 11 33.0% 50.5% 17.0% 82.5
June 18 35.0% 48.5% 16.5% 86.5
June 25 34.0% 50.5% 15.0% 83.5
July 2 36.0% 49.0% 15.0% 86.5
July 9 33.5% 51.5% 15.0% 82.0
July 16 31.5% 51.5% 17.0% 80.5
July 23 32.5% 51.5% 16.0% 81.0
July 30 33.5% 52.0% 14.5% 81.5
August 6 33.0% 53.0% 14.0% 79.5
August 13 33.5% 50.5% 16.0% 83.0
August 20 31.0% 54.5% 14.5% 76.5
August 27 34.0% 49.5% 17.0% 84.5
September 3 36.5% 48.0% 15.5% 88.5
September 10 32.5% 49.5% 18.0% 83.0
September 17 38.5% 46.5% 15.0% 92.0
September 24 32.5% 53.0% 14.5% 79.5
October 1 32.5% 54.0% 14.0% 78.5
October 8 33.5% 49.0% 17.5% 84.0
October 15 33.0% 50.5% 16.0% 82.5
October 22 31.5% 53.5% 15.0% 78.5
October 29 29.0% 57.0% 14.5% 72.0
November 5 32.0% 51.0% 17.0% 81.5
November 12 25.5% 59.0% 15.5% 66.0
November 19 27.5% 58.0% 14.5% 69.5
November 26 31.0% 57.5% 11.5% 73.5
December 3 32.0% 53.5% 14.5% 78.5
December 10 31.0% 53.5% 16.0% 77.5
December 17 32.0% 55.5% 12.5% 77.0
2024
January 7 32.5% 52.0% 15.5% 80.0
January 14 34.5% 53.0% 12.5% 81.5
January 21 35.0% 50.0% 15.5% 85.0
January 28 32.0% 56.0% 12.0% 76.0
February 4 32.5% 54.5% 13.0% 78.5
February 11 34.0% 51.5% 15.0% 82.5
February 18 34.0% 51.0% 15.0% 83.0
February 25 34.5% 52.0% 13.5% 82.5
March 3 33.5% 52.0% 14.0% 81.5
March 10 33.0% 52.0% 15.0% 81.0
March 17 33.5% 52.5% 14.0% 81.0
March 24 32.0% 52.0% 15.5% 80.0%
March 31 30.0% 54.5% 16.0% 75.5%
Latest weekly Change -2.0%  +2.5% +0.5% -4.5

*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”).

Earlier results of Government Confidence Rating 2020-2022

Interviewing Dates Mode Right direction Wrong direction Roy Morgan GCR* Can’t say Total
% % % %
2022  
Jan 4-16, 2022 Multi 34 51 83 15 100
Jan 17-30, 2022 Multi 35 50.5 84.5 14.5 100
Jan 31 – Feb 13, 2022 Multi 35 48.5 86.5 16.5 100
Feb 14-23, 2022 Multi 35 47 88 18 100
Feb 24 – Mar 2, 2022 Multi 36 48 88 16 100
March 3-13, 2022 Multi 37 49 88 14 100
March 14-20, 2022 Multi 33.5 50.5 83 16 100
March 21-27, 2022 Multi 33 52.5 80.5 14.5 100
March 28 – April 3, 2022 Multi 33 52 81 15 100
April 4-10, 2022 Multi 36 52 84 12 100
April 11-17, 2022 Multi 35 49 86 16 100
April 18-24, 2022 Multi 38.5 46.5 92 15 100
April 25 – May 1, 2022 Multi 34 50 84 16 100
May 2-8, 2022 Multi 32 51 81 17 100
May 9-15, 2022 Multi 32.5 49.5 83 18 100
2021
February 6/7 & 13/14, 2021 Multi 53.5 30 123.5 16.5 100
March 6/7 & 13/14, 2021 Multi 51.5 33.5 118 15 100
May 29/30 & June 5/6, 2021 Multi 48.5 35.5 113 16 100
June 12/13 & 19/20, 2021 Multi 49 35 114 16 100
July 10/11 & 17/18, 2021 Multi 43.5 40.5 103 16 100
July 24/25 & 31/ Aug 1, 2021 Multi 40 44 96 16 100
Aug 7/8 & 14/15, 2021 Multi 41 44 97 15 100
Aug 21/22 & 28/29, 2021 Multi 40 46.5 93.5 13.5 100
Sept 4/5 & 11/12, 2021 Multi 40 45.5 94.5 14.5 100
Sept 18/19 & 25/26, 2021 Multi 40 44 96 16 100
Oct 2/3 & 9/10, 2021 Multi 40 45 95 15 100
Oct 16/17 & 23/24, 2021 Multi 41 43 98 16 100
Oct 30/31 & Nov 6/7, 2021 Multi 40 44.5 95.5 15.5 100
Nov 13/14 & 20/21, 2021 Multi 39.5 46 93.5 14.5 100
Nov 27/28 & Dec 4/5, 2021 Multi 38 46.5 91.5 15.5 100
Dec 11/12 & 18/19, 2021 Multi 39 46.5 92.5 14.5 100
2020
February 29/March 1 & 7/8, 2020 Face 37 47 90 16 100
April 18/19 & 25/26, 2020 Multi 51.5 27.5 124 21 100
May 16/17 & 23/24, 2020 Multi 54.5 29.5 125 16 100
June 13/14 & 20/21, 2020 Multi 53.5 29.5 124 17 100
July 11/12 & 18/29, 2020 Multi 49 34.5 114.5 16.5 100
August 8/9 & 15/16, 2020 Multi 48 34 114 18 100
October 17/18 & 24/25, 2020 Multi 51 34 117 15 100
November 14/15 & 21/22, 2020 Multi 55 30.5 124.5 14.5 100

Phone: Telephone survey method; Face: Face-to-face survey method; Multi*: Multi-mode survey method including Face-to-Face, SMS Interviewing and Online surveys. *Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020 there has been no Face-to-Face interviewing conducted as part of the Multi-mode survey methodology.

*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”).

Earlier results of Government Confidence Rating Archive 2012 -2019

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