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Are you in favour or opposed to a company, bank or investment fund controlled by the following foreign governments buying a controlling stake in a major Australian company?

  1. 0%
  2. 25%
  3. 50%
  4. 75%
  5. 100%
United Kingdom
2008
43
53
5
2021
40
58
United States
2008
34
63
4
2021
32
66
A member of the European Union
2021
31
67
Japan
2008
22
72
6
2021
30
68
Hong Kong
2021
12
86
China
2008
17
78
6
2021
6
92

The question in 2008 was ‘If a company, bank or investment fund controlled by a foreign government was trying to buy a controlling stake in a major Australian company: please say whether you would be strongly in favour, in favour, opposed, strongly opposed.’ Response options were strongly in favour, in favour, opposed and strongly opposed. Dashed line indicates change in mode. See Methodology for more information.
Dashed line indicates change in mode: see Methodology.

  • In favour
  • Opposed
  • Don’t know
Total
All groups