Opportunity to Vote for a Trustworthy Political Candidate
Having a trustworthy political candidate aids communication and exposure of individual and community wide issues at a local government level where decisions relating to the immediate community and locality are made. When adequately addressed, community members feel that their opinion and ideas are being incorporated into the local area leading to overall improvements for the community on several fronts including social connectedness, transport and infrastructure, and housing and services, all of which affect wellbeing.
People Who Agree that They Are Able to Vote for a Trustworthy Political Candidate: expressed as a percentage of the adult population.
A small number of survey respondents (representing 6.5% of the weighted survey estimates across Victoria) answered that they didn't know, or refused to answer the survey question. These respondents have been excluded from the data analysis. Rates of non-response across LGAs ranged from 2.1% to 11.2%.
QC5. Now I'd like your opinion on some broader social issues. To what extent do you agree or disagree that you are able to vote for a political candidate you can trust? Strongly agree; Agree; Neither agree nor disagree; Disagree; Strongly disagree.
Respondents who indicated that they were not eligible to vote (e.g. because they were not Australian citizens) were coded as a 'don't know' response.
The measure is based on responses of 'Strongly agree' or 'Agree' to this question.
Source of Question
Institute of Community Engagement and Policy Alternatives, Victoria University