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1. How do you feel about the state of the national economy?
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Percent
Response
Count
Optimistic
12.3%259
Neutral
26.5%561
Pessimistic
61.2%1,294

2. How do you feel about the state of South Australia’s economy?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Optimistic
7.7%163
Neutral
10.2%216
Pessimistic
82.0%1,732

3. How do you feel about your personal financial situation?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Optimistic
21.6%457
Neutral
43.2%913
Pessimistic
35.2%744

4. How do you think South Australia’s economic performance compares with the eastern states?
 answered question2,105
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
We’re doing better
4.2%88
We’re doing about the same
21.7%457
We’re doing worse
74.1%1,560

5. Do you think the BHP Olympic Dam expansion will proceed within the next few years?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
10.2%216
Only to a significantly lesser extent than originally promised
44.9%948
No
44.9%948

6. Do you feel you are generally…
 answered question2,112
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Spending more than you earn
37.3%788
Keeping the household budget fairly well balanced
49.8%1,052
Earning more than you spend
12.9%272

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7. Do you feel you are spending more of your income on essentials (groceries, fuel, utility bills etc) than two years ago?
 answered question1,997
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
92.9%1,856
No
5.5%109
Unsure
1.6%32
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8. Did you cut back on discretionary spending (ie, on entertainment, meals out, etc) in 2012?
 answered question1,995
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
82.6%1,648
No
17.4%347
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9. Have this year’s interest-rate cuts encouraged you to spend more?
 answered question1,993
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
2.8%55
No
79.0%1,575
They haven’t affected me
18.2%363

10. Do you expect to get a pay rise this year that is higher than the CPI inflation rate?
 answered question1,990
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
9.5%189
No
78.2%1,556
I’m not employed
12.3%245

11. Are you worried about losing your job in 2013?
 answered question1,987
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
35.3%701
No
48.4%961
I’m not employed
16.4%325

12. Would a reduction in stamp duty make you more likely to buy a new house?
 answered question1,994
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
41.5%828
No
58.5%1,166

13. To balance the State Budget, should Treasurer Jack Snelling give priority to… (you can choose more than one)
 answered question1,883
 
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Raising taxes predominantly targeting individuals
9.9%186
Raising taxes predominantly targeting business
14.7%276
Increasing fines
21.3%401
Raising service charges
5.2%98
Public-service job cuts
57.7%1,086
Cutting welfare spending
40.6%764
Cutting health spending
7.1%134
Cutting infrastructure spending
35.6%670
Cutting education spending
8.7%163
None of the above – go further into deficit
10.0%188
Other (please specify)
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14. What is the one measure you think the State Government should introduce as part of the next State Budget?
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