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Update Date: 8 July 2020
The tables in this excel file can be used to produce graphs on Australian politics, without the need to conduct analyses separately on the Australian Election Study (AES) data files for individual years. The tables in this file match the charts contained in the report, Trends in Australian Political Opinion: Results from the Australian Election Study 1987-2019 (Cameron and McAllister 2019). The tables also break down these trends by gender, age group, education level, and vote in the House of Representatives, as presented graphically in the AES interactive charts, available on the AES website. AES question items are included where there is time series data spanning at least three elections. The tables are grouped into eleven themes, including: 1) The election campaign; 2) Voting and partisanship; 3) Election issues; 4) The economy; 5) Politics and political parties; 6) The left-right dimension; 7) The political leaders; 8) Democracy and institutions; 9) Trade unions, business and wealth; 10) Social issues; and 11) Defence and foreign affairs.