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The Essential Report is Australia’s leading social and political poll. It tracks attitudes on everything from the economy, equality and the environment. The Essential poll tracks the mood of the nation. We get to the heart of the issues Australians care about.

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Latest Essential Report

02 July 2024

Key Insights

  • National mood has declined to a new low point, with 54% saying Australia is on the wrong track

  • Nuclear energy is now seen as more expensive than renewable energies (38% to 35% most expensive)

  • People have very little trust in information sources around the energy transition, except for friends and family (44% trust a lot)

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