Australian views on the world

Some interesting findings in the 2017 Lowy Institute poll:

  • A net -1% are satisfied with how things are going in
  • A net -60% are satisfied with how things are going in the world
  • A net +63% think globalisation is good for Australia
  • A net +44% think free trade is good for the Australian economy
  • Asked to pick the country which is Australia’s best friend
    • NZ 53% (+21%)
    • US 17% (-18%)
    • UK 17% (nc)
    • China 8% (-1%)
  • Most critical threats:
    • Terrorism 69%
    • North Korea 65%
    • Climate change 57%
    • Cyberattacks 55%
    • Global economic downturn 53%
    • Donald Trump 53%
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