1014.0 - Trust in ABS and ABS Statistics - A survey of informed users and the general community , 2015  
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TABLES OF RESULTS

TABLE 1: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (n=1,995)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS
30
51
7
2
10
Product trust in the ABS
18
58
13
3
7



TABLE 2: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – INFORMED USERS OF ABS STATISTICS


Base: Informed users of ABS statistics (n=142)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS
73
27
0
0
0
Product trust in the ABS
65
34
1
0
0



TABLE 3: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – INFORMED USERS – ACADEMICS


Base: Informed users of ABS statistics (n=131)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS
76
24
0
0
0
Product trust in the ABS
68
32
0
0
0



TABLE 4: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – INFORMED USERS – ECONOMISTS AND JOURNALISTS


Base: Informed users of ABS statistics (n=11)*
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS
36
64
0
0
0
Product trust in the ABS
36
55
9
0
0

*Caution: Small sample size.


TABLE 5: INSTITUTIONAL TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY – BY SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (n=1,995)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

High SES
41
48
4
1
6
Moderate SES
30
55
6
1
8
Low SES
25
46
11
3
15



TABLE 6: PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY – BY SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (n=1,995)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

High SES
24
63
8
2
4
Moderate SES
20
59
15
3
5
Low SES
13
56
15
5
11



TABLE 7: INSTITUTIONAL TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY – BY KNOWLEDGE OF THE ABS


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (n=1,995)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Know it well
60
30
4
4
3
Know it somewhat
40
51
8
1
1
Know a little bit
25
59
8
2
7
Only heard the name
13
45
9
3
31



TABLE 8: PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY – BY KNOWLEDGE OF THE ABS


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (n=1,995)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Know it well
40
45
8
4
3
Know it somewhat
23
66
10
1
1
Know a little bit
13
62
14
4
7
Only heard the name
10
48
17
7
19



TABLE 9: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – GENERAL COMMUNITY – 2015 CTASS


Base: General community respondents aware of the ABS (2015 n=1995; 2010 n=2094)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS 2015
30
51
7
2
10
2010
29
49
15
1
6
Product trust in the ABS 2015
18
58
13
3
7
2010
20
53
14
2
10



TABLE 10: INSTITUTIONAL AND PRODUCT TRUST IN THE ABS – INFORMED USERS – 2015 CTASS


Base: Informed users of ABS statistics (2015 n=142; 2010 n=137)
Trust a great deal
%
Tend to trust
%
Tend to distrust
%
Distrust a great deal
%
Don't know
%

Institutional trust in the ABS 2015
73
27
0
0
0
2010
69
29
0
0
2
Product trust in the ABS 2015
65
34
1
0
0
2010
64
33
1
0
2



TABLE 11: AGREEMENT WITH STATEMENTS RELATED TO FUTURE ABS STATISTICS - GENERAL COMMUNITY



Base: General community respondents familiar with ABS statistics (n=1,532)
Strongly agree
%
Tend to agree
%
Tend to disagree
%
Strongly disagree
%
Don't know
%

Useful information
26
58
7
3
5
Accurate information
17
61
12
4
6
Free from interference
14
56
11
3
16
Released quickly
14
44
25
8
9



TABLE 1
2: AGREEMENT WITH STATEMENTS RELATED TO FUTURE ABS STATISTICS – INFORMED USERS OF ABS STATISTICS


Base: Informed users of ABS statistics in the last 12 months (n=142)
Strongly agree
%
Tend to agree
%
Tend to disagree
%
Strongly disagree
%
Don't know
%

Useful information
74
19
2
0
4
Accurate information
49
44
2
0
5
Free from interference
44
44
6
1
4
Released quickly
33
50
4
1
13