Results are in on Greens’ 2020/21 supporter survey

Australian Greens

Thousands of you recently took time out to respond to our latest Supporter Survey, which is invaluable to shaping the work we do – especially in a potential election year. Now, we can share the issues that are most important to you, and where would you like to see the party go.

By Jess Parker

A big thank you to all of you (more than 7,000!) who took time out of your day to fill out our supporter survey and help us improve the work that we do. I was humbled to read through the responses and the team here are still making our way through individual comments and feedback, all of which is really valuable to us.

If your comments required a response, we will try our best to follow up with you soon!

Here is a snapshot of some of the results…

Issues you care about most

The top issues you believe we should be campaigning on, in order of priority:

Top issues

And the one issue that we are campaigning on that you are most passionate about was: climate change!

Climate change

Of the issues you were most passionate about, 51% of you believed you could make an individual difference on this issue, 38% were unsure, and 11% believed you couldn’t.

80% of you said you would like to hear more about our campaigns on the issue you were most passionate about.

Motivations

The things that motivate you most to support the Greens, in priority order are:

Motivations

Political direction

In order of priority, here is how you ranked each of the Greens’ five strategic goals:

Strategic goals

And here is how you ranked your ideal outcome for the Greens after the next federal election:

Ideal outcomes

Over 30% of you did not understand the pathways for getting involved in the last federal election in May 2019, which is something that we want to try to improve for the upcoming election. However 80% understood what the Greens were campaigning on and 72% talked to extended friends and family networks about voting green – which was great to hear.

Green Magazine

It was interesting to receive lots of comments and feedback on the format of our monthly magazine from content to readability. We will definitely be taking suggestions onboard for upcoming editions!

Giving

We also asked questions about regular and larger one-off donations, and gifts in wills. The information we collected will help us grow these areas of fundraising to support our campaigning work.

These sources of income are critical to our capacity to keep our organisation growing and to run effective campaigns because, as you know, we do not accept donations from vested interests, and we are certainly not in the pockets of corporate donors.

Thank you to all of you who have given and continue to give to the Greens – your contribution, no matter how large or small – they are making every difference to how well we will do in upcoming elections!

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