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Saulwick Poll, 4, November 1987

1a. There has been a lot of concern recently about the crash on the share 
    markets. What would you say was MOST to blame for the share market crash
    in Australia:
    The state of the world economy, Speculators in the market, Share prices 
    were unrealistically high, The Australian Government's economic policies
    or The United States Government's economic policies. 

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

STATE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY                   1        196     19.3
SPECULATORS IN THE MARKET                    2        102     10.0
SHARE PRICES UNREALISTICALLY HIGH            3        256     25.1
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS POLICIES              4         91      8.9
US GOVERNMENTS POLICIES                      5        273     26.8
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          6        100      9.8
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


1b. What do you think is most likely to happen to the economy over the next
    twelve months?  Do you think:
    The economy will improve, The economy will remain much as it is now, 
    The economy will get worse or There will be a major depression in
    Australia.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

ECONOMY WILL IMPROVE                         1        171     16.8
REMAIN MUCH AS IT IS NOW                     2        392     38.5
ECONOMY WILL GET WORSE                       3        346     34.0
A MAJOR DEPRESSION                           4         75      7.4
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5         34      3.3
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


1c. Thinking for a moment about people who may have lost money on the stock
    market as a result of the crash.  On balance, do you personally feel: 
    Sympathetic to them, Indifferent to them or Unsympathetic to them.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SYMPATHETIC TO THEM                          1        457     44.9
INDIFFERENT TO THEM                          2        328     32.2
UNSYMPATHETIC TO THEM                        3        188     18.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          4         45      4.4
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


1d. And finally on this subject, have you personally lost money as a result
    of the stock market crash? 

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        146     14.3
NO                                           2        837     82.2
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         35      3.4
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


2. Still thinking about economic matters.  The Arbitration Commission is about
   to deal with the latest national wage case.  The unions argue that the 
   $7-a-week pay increase which has been foreshadowed should be granted
   immediately.  The Government argues that the increase should be postponed
   until January.  The employers argue that no increase should be given at all.
   Do YOU think that the $7 increase should be:
   Awarded now, Postponed until January or not paid at all.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SHOULD BE AWARDED NOW                        1        275     27.0
SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY            2        427     41.9
SHOULD NOT BE PAID AT ALL                    3        288     28.3
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          4         28      2.8
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


3a. And now a question about your evening meal. On a normal night during
    the week, what time do you personally usually have your evening meal?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

BEFORE 5 PM                                  1          4       .4
5.00 - 5.14                                  2         33      3.2
5.15 - 5.29                                  3          5       .5
5.30 - 5.44                                  4         62      6.1
5.45 - 5.59                                  5         14      1.4
6.00 - 6.14                                  6        234     23.0
6.15 - 6.29                                  7         49      4.8
6.30 - 6.44                                  8        198     19.4
6.45 - 6.59                                  9         41      4.0
7.00 - 7.14                                 10        183     18.0
7.15 - 7.29                                 11         15      1.5
7.30 - 7.44                                 12         67      6.6
7.45 - 7.59                                 13          9       .9
8.00 - 8.14                                 14         44      4.3
8.15 - 8.29                                 15          1       .1
8.30 - 8.44                                 16         15      1.5
8.45 - 8.59                                 17          1       .1
9.00 - 9.14                                 18          5       .5
9.15 - 9.29                                 19          1       .1
9.30 - 9.44                                 20          5       .5
9.45 - 9.59                                 21          1       .1
10 PM OR LATER                              22          3       .3
CANT SAY NO ANSWER                          23         28      2.8
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


3b. When you are eating your evening meal, would you watch television at
    the same time: 
    Usually, Sometimes, Seldom or Never.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

USUALLY                                      1        468     46.0
SOMETIMES                                    2        246     24.2
SELDOM                                       3        120     11.8
NEVER                                        4        178     17.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5          6       .6
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


3c. Thinking about your evening meal TONIGHT.  Is the meal: 
    Food from a takeaway or fast-food shop and eaten at home, A frozen meal
    heated up and eaten at home, A meal prepared and cooked at home or A meal
    eaten away from your home.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

TAKE-AWAY MEAL AT HOME                       1         53      5.2
FROZEN MEAL AT HOME                          2         55      5.4
PREPARED MEAL AT HOME                        3        864     84.9
MEAL EATEN AWAY FROM HOME                    4         33      3.2
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5         13      1.3
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


4. And now a question about cigarettes.  Some people claim that cigarette
   companies should not be allowed to advertise through the sponsorship of 
   major sporting events.  Others say that without sponsorship many sports
   would be unable to continue at the same standard.  Would you say that:
   Sporting groups should accept money from cigarette manufacturers or
   Sporting groups should not accept money from cigarette manufacturers.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SHOULD ACCEPT MONEY                          1        581     57.1
SHOULD NOT ACCEPT MONEY                      2        377     37.0
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         60      5.9
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


5. Thinking about Mr Hawke and his performance as Prime Minister. Would you
   say his performance was: 
   Very good, Good, Fair, Poor or Very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1        110     10.8
GOOD                                         2        286     28.1
FAIR                                         3        424     41.7
POOR                                         4        119     11.7
VERY POOR                                    5         68      6.7
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         11      1.1
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


6. Thinking about Mr Howard and his performance as Leader of the Opposition.
   Would you say his performance was: 
   Very good, Good, Fair, Poor or Very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1         42      4.1
GOOD                                         2        141     13.9
FAIR                                         3        446     43.8
POOR                                         4        267     26.2
VERY POOR                                    5        106     10.4
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         16      1.6
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0


7. If a federal election for the House of Representatives were held tomorrow,
   for which political party would you probably vote:  
   Labor, Liberal, National, Democrat or Some other party.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

LABOR                                        1        407     40.0
LIBERAL                                      2        329     32.3
NATIONAL                                     3         58      5.7
DEMOCRAT                                     4         99      9.7
SOME OTHER PARTY                             5         49      4.8
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         76      7.5
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                                 Total responses     1018    100.0