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					New Zealanders’ attitudes to biofuels policy and incentives
From a national survey of 2,851 New Zealanders

SHAPENZ MARCH 2009 New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development

Methodology ShapeNZ conducted a national online survey of 2,851 respondents between February 9 – 11, 2009, for the New Zealand Business Council for sustainable Development. Results are weighted by age, gender, employment, ethnicity, personal income and party vote 2008 to provide a nationally representative population sample. The maximum margin of error is + or – 1.8% on the national sample. There were between 2025 and 2,537 respondents to bio fuels questions. The maximum margin of error on this sample is +/- 2.2% to 1.9%. Some results are for sub group of 574 business decision makers, selected by occupation (business managers, professionals, self-employed and professionals). The maximum margin of error on the weighted sub sample is + or – 4.1%. Results are the property of New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. They may be used externally with prior permission from and accreditation to the Business Council and ShapeNZ.
Shape NZ is operated by the Business Council to give the public an opportunity to have input into policy making. The panel at 9 February 2009 had 13,118 members. ShapeNZ is a member of the Market Research Society of New Zealand. The panel's methodology is explained in a report prepared by Tasman Research and Consultation Limited, available at http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/story.asp?id=874. Contact: Graeme Colman, Communications Manager, NZBCSD, Manager ShapeNZ, Telephone 64 9 525 7927, mobile 63 21 325 377, e-mail Graeme.colman@nzbcsd.org.nz.

BIOFUELS Bio fuel obligation The repeal of the biofuel obligation policy is supported by more than oppose (32% to 24%) but large numbers remain neutral (29%). Bio fuel tax exemptions A more popular alternatively policy, however, would be for the Government to promote the use of biofuels by exempting them from road user charges until a significant proportion of the fleet is using biofuels. This has 58% support. Biofuel knowledge It is clear few are using bio fuel (2%) and 66% don’t know if the vehicle they use most often can run on a 10% or more bio fuel blend. Price incentive to switch vehicle However, if biofuel was cheaper than regular diesel and petrol, it would have a significant influence (80%) on whether or not people buy a bio fuel vehicle for their next vehicle (38% a great influence). In some income groups the influence is very strong. Those earning between $70,001 and $100,000 a year are most likely to say they would be strongly influenced (47%). Business managers, proprietors and self-employed (84%) are slightly more likely to be influenced into vehicle switching by a lower bio fuel price than the population as a whole (80%). Biofuel price trigger A 10c per litre cut in price would see 29% of the population switching to bio fuels. To get a majority to switch could require a price cut of more than 10c per litre. VEHICLE INCENTIVES There is strong support for other policies for the Government to:    lower registration fees for low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles (80% support), and offer financial incentives to people to buy low emission, fuel efficient vehicles (74% support) raise registration charges for high-emission, fuel inefficient vehicles (52% support, 23% neutral, 17 oppose).

POLICY CONTEXT These policies would sit in the context of:    Concern over fuel prices The need to implement complementary measures to the emission trading scheme to lower emissions to meet New Zealand’s Kyoto commitments Maintain quality of life expectations of New Zealanders.

This survey found  77% of New Zealanders rate rising fuel prices as the most serious problem facing them and their family. It scores highest in 4+ ratings on a 1 to 5 scale, 5 being very serious. That, and the cost of living (a problem for 70%), rank ahead of the domestic economic recession (66%) and worries over personal employment prospects (45%).

Priority issues ranking (total sample, using ratings 4+5 on 1-5 scale): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Fuel prices (77%) Cost of living (70%) New Zealand economic recession, health care (66%) My household finances, world economic recession 62%) Crime (61%) Climate change (59%) Interest rates (56%) Government borrowing (49%) Personal employment prospects, Government deficits (45%).

The Government has repealed the law which required oil companies to sell 2.5% biofuels by 2012.
Do you agree or disagree with this policy?
Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know 10% 22% 29% 16% 8% 15%

Business decision makers (managers, proprietors, self employed, professionals) Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know 17% 24% 21% 21% 11% 6%

Can the vehicle which you use most often run on 10% or more biofuel?
Yes No Don't know 17% 17% 66%

Business decision makers (managers, proprietors, self employed, professionals) Yes No Don't know 26% 21% 53%

If biofuel was cheaper than regular diesel and petrol, how much would that influence your decision on whether or not to buy a bio fuel vehicle for your next vehicle?
Influence me greatly to buy a biofuel vehicle Influence me somewhat Make no difference Don't know 38% 42% 11% 9%

Business decision makers (managers, proprietors, self employed, professionals) Influence me greatly to buy a biofuel vehicle Influence me somewhat Make no difference Don't know 41% 43% 13% 3%

Do you currently use bio fuel?
Yes No Don't know 2% 90% 7%

Business decision makers (managers, proprietors, self employed, professionals) Yes No Don't know 4% 92% 4%

It has been suggested the Government might promote the use of biofuels by exempting them from road user charges until a significant proportion is using biofuels. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal?
Agree Disagree Don't know 58% 16% 26%

Business decision makers (managers, proprietors, self employed, professionals) A. Agree B. Disagree C. Don't know 58% 23% 19%

At what price reduction would you switch to using lower cost biofuel?
1 cent per litre cheaper 2c 3c 4c 5c 6c 7c 8c 10c More than 10 cents per litre 3% 0% 0% 1% 6% 1% 0% 1% 17% 38%

Biofuels tax exemption by party vote
There is strong support among voters for the main parties for reducing tax on bio fuels. 62% of National and 59% of Labour voters support this proposal. 63% of non-voters at the last election also support the idea. Only Act voters oppose the idea (50% v 32% with 18% don’t know. Cross party policy agreement would appear to be possible on this policy.
It has been suggested the Government might promote the use of biofuels by exempting them from road user charges until a significant proportion is using biofuels. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Agree B. Disagree C. Don't know ALL A B C 58% 15% 26%

PARTY VOTE Don’t know or can't remember Labour Party National Party Chose not to vote Green Party Was not eligible to vote New Zealand First Party Other (please specify) Mâori Party ACT New Zealand United Future New Zealand Jim Anderton's Progressive Party 54% 18% 29% 59% 11% 29% 62% 18% 20% 63% 7% 31% 57% 26% 18% 69% 4% 27% 59% 20% 21% 52% 22% 26% 53% 33% 14% 32% 50% 18% 67% 22% 10% 78% 4% 17%

APPENDIX Demographics

February 2009 survey

Survey Results Table (Weighted)

Replacing road user tax with a lower vehicle licensing levy for light diesel vehicles, including cars Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Strongly support B. Support C. Neither support nor oppose D. Oppose E. Strongly oppose F. Don't know A ALL B C D E F 2530 20% 43% 20% 4% 2% 8%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 40% 19% 41% 22% 4% 1% 13% 21% 18% 50% 21% 3% 3% 5% 14% 23% 48% 17% 7% 1% 5% 10% 28% 40% 14% 5% 5% 9% 9% 17% 41% 26% 6% 5% 5% 4% 2% 1% 0% 24% 50% 11% 6% 1% 7% 25% 35% 16% 8% 6% 9% 19% 35% 24% 10% 8% 5% 30% 59% 11%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Manufacturing Government Administration or Defence Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Communication Services Wholesale Trade Construction Transport or Storage Property or Business Services Finance or Insurance Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 17% 40% 21% 6% 3% 15% 10% 11% 52% 16% 6% 1% 14% 9% 8% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 30% 36% 22% 3% 1% 8% 10% 50% 30% 4% 1% 5% 46% 29% 23% 2% 21% 45% 18% 4% 2% 10% 28% 46% 18% 4% 4% 28% 35% 30% 2% 5% 35% 50% 11% 2% 2% 23% 48% 14% 6% 3% 6% 15% 35% 8% 4% 2% 37% 21% 51% 17% 4% 3% 2% 21% 54% 13% 10% 2% 1% 18% 41% 20% 9% 9% 4% 8% 55% 14% 12% 7% 8% 16% 45% 20% 5% 14% 12% 70% 10% 5% 3%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 17% 47% 21% 5% 2% 9% 29% 20% 42% 21% 4% 2% 11% 16% 24% 46% 21% 3% 1% 4% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 14% 33% 20% 3% 9% 19% 34% 36% 15% 7% 4% 5% 37% 38% 16% 5% 3% 16% 52% 15% 10% 2% 5% 22% 48% 20% 6% 0% 3%

Lower vehicle registration fees for fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Strongly support B. Support C. Neither support nor oppose D. Oppose E. Strongly oppose F. Don't know A ALL B C D E F 2537 27% 53% 9% 4% 2% 3%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 41% 25% 56% 9% 3% 1% 5% 21% 29% 51% 13% 4% 2% 2% 14% 30% 53% 10% 4% 1% 2% 10% 30% 50% 7% 4% 3% 6% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 25% 57% 9% 3% 5% 1% 31% 46% 7% 12% 3% 1% 33% 40% 7% 11% 8% 1% 21% 64% 4% 3% 8% 25% 43% 32%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Manufacturing Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Transport or Storage Finance or Insurance Property or Business Services Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 26% 57% 8% 4% 1% 4% 10% 20% 60% 12% 4% 0% 3% 9% 34% 50% 12% 1% 2% 1% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 22% 59% 13% 3% 0% 4% 46% 48% 5% 1% 31% 46% 10% 10% 3% 33% 50% 14% 3% 36% 48% 6% 9% 2% 20% 51% 18% 7% 4% 0% 27% 29% 3% 2% 2% 36% 37% 45% 7% 5% 2% 4% 31% 50% 4% 8% 2% 2% 31% 51% 4% 11% 1% 2% 10% 67% 8% 9% 9% 27% 41% 6% 14% 9% 3% 32% 52% 8% 8% 17% 77% 4% 2%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 25% 54% 10% 4% 2% 5% 29% 26% 53% 12% 4% 1% 4% 16% 31% 52% 8% 5% 3% 1% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 28% 45% 7% 1% 10% 8% 31% 50% 5% 7% 5% 1% 35% 58% 5% 2% 0% 29% 56% 8% 4% 2% 0% 25% 70% 1% 4% 1%

Financial incentives to purchase fuel efficient, low emission vehicles Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Strongly support B. Support C. Neither support nor oppose D. Oppose E. Strongly oppose F. Don't know A ALL B C D E F 2536 26% 48% 13% 5% 2% 3%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 41% 24% 52% 14% 3% 1% 5% 20% 28% 49% 13% 5% 3% 3% 14% 32% 44% 14% 5% 2% 2% 10% 31% 42% 13% 4% 4% 6% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 24% 53% 12% 5% 5% 0% 27% 41% 8% 18% 4% 1% 34% 32% 9% 12% 12% 1% 19% 39% 9% 20% 8% 5% 20% 4% 23% 30% 24%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Manufacturing Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Transport or Storage Finance or Insurance Property or Business Services Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 25% 48% 17% 4% 3% 4% 10% 16% 63% 14% 2% 1% 4% 9% 32% 46% 16% 2% 2% 2% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 24% 53% 13% 4% 1% 4% 46% 43% 8% 3% 33% 42% 16% 4% 0% 5% 33% 49% 10% 5% 1% 2% 29% 47% 12% 6% 2% 4% 37% 30% 21% 7% 5% 19% 28% 8% 6% 2% 36% 34% 48% 7% 6% 2% 3% 36% 44% 8% 7% 2% 27% 54% 9% 8% 2% 17% 55% 4% 20% 9% 22% 39% 9% 13% 15% 2% 24% 55% 10% 3% 8% 12% 78% 8% 2%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 26% 52% 11% 4% 2% 5% 29% 25% 47% 18% 4% 2% 4% 16% 33% 44% 15% 6% 2% 1% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 24% 46% 10% 3% 10% 7% 23% 42% 11% 17% 6% 1% 32% 50% 12% 4% 1% 2% 25% 54% 7% 10% 4% 0% 25% 62% 8% 3% 3%

Higher road user charges for vehicles which are not fuel and emissions efficient Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Strongly support B. Support C. Neither support nor oppose D. Oppose E. Strongly oppose F. Don't know A ALL B C D E F 2538 16% 36% 23% 13% 4% 4%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 40% 13% 35% 27% 14% 3% 8% 21% 18% 37% 25% 12% 5% 3% 14% 18% 35% 23% 16% 4% 3% 10% 24% 37% 17% 9% 7% 6% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 16% 44% 20% 13% 7% 0% 23% 34% 17% 17% 7% 2% 22% 35% 13% 15% 11% 3% 18% 51% 12% 12% 8% 28% 40% 8% 24%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Manufacturing Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Transport or Storage Finance or Insurance Property or Business Services Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 13% 40% 23% 14% 5% 5% 10% 16% 39% 24% 14% 1% 7% 9% 20% 34% 28% 10% 4% 4% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 15% 33% 37% 6% 3% 5% 28% 40% 9% 8% 5% 10% 22% 37% 25% 7% 5% 4% 18% 23% 35% 18% 7% 15% 28% 20% 24% 9% 3% 26% 41% 20% 6% 7% 13% 27% 13% 6% 4% 36% 17% 47% 18% 10% 5% 3% 16% 47% 13% 17% 4% 7% 32% 38% 20% 3% 13% 55% 6% 19% 8% 2% 14% 33% 11% 24% 16% 2% 20% 38% 31% 10% 2% 15% 30% 10% 41% 1% 2%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 16% 33% 27% 14% 4% 6% 29% 13% 36% 27% 14% 4% 7% 17% 17% 46% 19% 12% 5% 1% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 20% 30% 18% 9% 12% 11% 18% 38% 23% 14% 8% 0% 27% 40% 13% 16% 4% 27% 37% 11% 15% 9% 0% 16% 46% 22% 14% 2% 1%

BIO DIESEL
Can the vehicle which you use most often run on 10% or more biofuel? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Yes B. No C. Don't know A ALL B C

2506 17% 16% 65%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 41% 11% 14% 74% 21% 25% 14% 61% 13% 19% 21% 61% 10% 18% 17% 64% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 20% 22% 58% 24% 20% 56% 28% 24% 48% 54% 11% 36% 30% 55% 15%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Manufacturing Government Administration or Defence Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Finance or Insurance Transport or Storage Property or Business Services Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 14% 15% 71% 9% 9% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 12% 18% 70% 17% 14% 69% 11% 14% 75% 34% 3% 63% 19% 14% 67% 18% 19% 63% 14% 20% 66% 33% 14% 53% 14% 14% 72% 49% 15% 35% 27% 21% 49% 10% 31% 62% 19% 19% 62% 23% 16% 61% 17% 14% 70% 9% 26% 66%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 11% 13% 76% 29% 14% 15% 70% 16% 24% 20% 57% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 27% 23% 51% 36% 28% 36% 30% 26% 44% 30% 23% 47% 36% 7% 57%

If biofuel was cheaper than regular diesel and petrol, how much would that influence your decision on whether or not to buy a bio fuel vehicle for your next vehicle? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Influence me greatly to buy a biofuel vehicle B. Influence me somewhat C. Make no difference D. Don't know A ALL B C D

2497 37% 42% 10% 8%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 41% 33% 45% 10% 12% 21% 40% 41% 11% 8% 13% 45% 35% 14% 7% 10% 44% 38% 7% 11% 9% 4% 2% 1% 0% 36% 47% 14% 4% 47% 40% 10% 2% 32% 54% 13% 1% 16% 76% 8% 24% 38% 24% 14%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Education Health and Community Services Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Government Administration or Defence Agriculture, Forestry or Fis hing Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Finance or Insurance Transport or Storage Property or Business Services Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 36% 44% 11% 9% 10% 37% 48% 7% 8% 9% 8% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1% 49% 35% 9% 7% 45% 35% 13% 7% 37% 35% 16% 11% 30% 41% 18% 11% 49% 30% 9% 13% 42% 42% 8% 8% 38% 51% 10% 2% 23% 27% 8% 42% 39% 45% 12% 5% 30% 56% 9% 2% 30% 59% 6% 8% 32% 40% 26% 1% 44% 49% 3% 5% 43% 35% 8% 14% 44% 51% 4% 1%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 $50,001 to $100,000 34% 39% 40% 10% 10% 29% 36% 42% 10% 11% 16% 35% 43% 15% 6% 6% 4% 3% 3% 2% 41% 40% 8% 11% 40% 40% 18% 2% 46% 47% 6% 1% 39% 53% 6% 2% 50% 42% 6% 1%

Do you currently use bio fuel? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Yes B. No C. Don't know ALL A B C 2135 2% 89% 7%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year 42% 1% 89% 10% 21% 3% 93% 4% 13% 4% 91% 6% 10% 5% 86% 9% 8% 4% 93% 4% 3% 10% 87% 3% 1% 98% 1% 8% 92% 9% 91%

Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year 2% More than $200,000 per year 1% Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 0%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Health and Community Services Education Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Manufacturing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Property or Business Services Finance or Insurance Transport or Storage Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Cultural and Recreational Services 22% 2% 91% 7% 10% 1% 95% 4% 9% 9% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 94% 5% 3% 88% 9% 5% 78% 17% 4% 84% 11% 8% 89% 3% 98% 2% 1% 94% 5% 1% 92% 7% 16% 80% 5% 3% 91% 2% 3% 88% 9% 1% 103% 2% 1% 92% 7% 1% 86% 13% 100%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $50,001 to $100,000 $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 35% 2% 93% 5% 30% 1% 86% 12% 16% 5% 90% 5% 6% 4% 3% 3% 3% 1% 92% 7% 15% 84% 2% 4% 91% 5% 3% 96% 1% 4% 94% 3%

It has been suggested the Government might promote the use of biofuels by exempting them from road user charges until a significant proportion is using biofuels. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. Agree B. Disagree C. Don't know A ALL B C

2026 58% 15% 25%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 42% 57% 12% 31% 21% 59% 16% 25% 13% 58% 18% 24% 10% 53% 27% 20% 8% 3% 1% 1% 0% 66% 14% 21% 69% 20% 11% 62% 24% 14% 31% 52% 17% 42% 52% 6%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Health and Community Services Education Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Manufacturing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Property or Business Services Finance or Insurance Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Transport or Storage Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 53% 14% 32% 10% 63% 9% 28% 9% 9% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 52% 24% 24% 60% 13% 27% 69% 8% 23% 56% 19% 24% 66% 17% 16% 62% 20% 19% 49% 22% 29% 54% 14% 31% 76% 12% 12% 64% 15% 18% 58% 26% 15% 49% 18% 38% 52% 11% 36% 55% 27% 17% 82% 4% 13%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $50,001 to $100,000 $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 35% 60% 14% 26% 30% 55% 14% 31% 16% 60% 19% 21% 6% 4% 3% 3% 3% 37% 23% 41% 66% 28% 7% 68% 20% 12% 73% 10% 17% 77% 13% 11%

At what price reduction would you switch to using lower cost diesel biofuel? Multichoice - Single Answer Only A. 1 cent per litre cheaper B. 2c C. 3c D. 4c E. 5c F. 6c G. 7c H. 8c I. 10c J. More than 10 cents per litre K. Not applicable L. Don't know ALL A B C D E F G H I J K L 2028 2% 0% 0% 1% 6% 0% 0% 0% 16% 37% 17% 15%

PERSONAL INCOME Less than $20,000 per year Between $30,001 and $50,000 per year Between $20,001 and $30,000 per year Don't know/ prefer not to say Between $50,001 and $70,000 per year Between $70,001 and $100,000 per year Between $100,001 and $150,000 per year More than $200,000 per year Between $150,001 and $200,000 per year 42% 3% 0% 0% 2% 4% 1% 0% 1% 14% 38% 21% 17% 21% 2% 1% 1% 0% 8% 1% 0% 0% 27% 32% 14% 14% 13% 4% 1% 1% 6% 1% 0% 2% 14% 41% 13% 17% 10% 2% 0% 0% 7% 0% 1% 2% 15% 45% 13% 15% 8% 2% 1% 1% 7% 1% 0% 1% 13% 41% 22% 12% 3% 1% 1% 0% 7% 2% 2% 0% 7% 1% 6% 18% 2% 6% 5% 7% 1% 5% 0% 19% 36% 10% 14% 9% 23% 23% 17% 3% 43% 26% 4% 31% 9% 42% 18%

MAIN BUSINESS ACTIVITY Not applicable / not in paid employment Health and Community Services Education Retail Trade Personal and Other Services Don't know/ prefer not to say Agriculture, Forestry or Fishing Manufacturing Government Administration or Defence Wholesale Trade Communication Services Construction Property or Business Services Finance or Insurance Accommodation, Cafe or Restaurant Transport or Storage Cultural and Recreational Services 21% 2% 0% 0% 1% 6% 1% 1% 1% 12% 39% 20% 18% 10% 3% 3% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% 1% 19% 32% 17% 17% 9% 9% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 7% 11% 2% 1% 2% 0% 5% 3% 2% 2% 0% 1% 0% 5% 1% 1% 15% 36% 19% 19% 2% 0% 7% 1% 1% 15% 48% 15% 12% 1% 7% 0% 1% 0% 5% 0% 0% 11% 7% 9% 2% 5% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 15% 1% 1% 6% 1% 1% 15% 3% 2% 2% 5% 1% 1% 7% 7% 4% 6% 3% 2% 31% 43% 3% 17% 1% 14% 41% 8% 10% 6% 12% 31% 20% 9% 0% 21% 43% 22% 7% 27% 37% 11% 18% 10% 47% 27% 7% 32% 22% 17% 9% 11% 49% 15% 8% 19% 37% 17% 5% 13% 27% 22% 30% 5% 20% 29% 9% 30% 34% 40% 12% 4% 12% 50% 10% 12%

3% 0% 1%

PURCHASE GOODS LEVEL Do not participate in purchase decisio ns Not applicable / not in paid employment $2,000 to $10,000 Prefer not to say $100,001 or more $50,001 to $100,000 $10,001 to $20,000 $20,001 to $50,000 35% 2% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 0% 1% 17% 40% 19% 13% 30% 1% 0% 0% 1% 7% 1% 0% 1% 14% 37% 16% 22% 16% 4% 0% 1% 4% 6% 1% 1% 2% 21% 31% 15% 14% 6% 4% 3% 3% 3% 1% 10% 0% 3% 0% 1% 17% 1% 1% 23% 39% 22% 11% 0% 6% 40% 21% 4% 15% 37% 6% 19% 25% 47% 5% 7% 24% 39% 13% 10%

12% 4% 0% 4% 2% 2% 0% 2% 0% 7% 4% 5% 3% 2% 2% 2%


				
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