Fox Symes Quarterly Debt Poll Research
15 December 2015
The Fox Symes Quarterly Debt Poll is a national poll produced quarterly by GA Research for Fox Symes & Associates which examines Australians' attitude to debt and changes in the levels and causes of personal debt.
Issue no.1 September 2006:
- Around 80% of Australians say the level of household debt in this country is a serious problem.
- Almost one in four Australians (23%) think their financial situation has worsened in the last three months.
- Australians are more worried about not having enough money to pay their bills than they are about being a victim of a violent crime.
To download the September 2006 research, click here.
Issue no.2 December 2006:
The number of people who are no worried about "falling deep into debt from paying interest rates on mortgage" has increased markedly since September (up from 25% to 35%).
Overall, respondents indicated that only "getting a serious illness" was a greater worry than "not having a financially secure retirement" and "not having enough money to pay the bills".
To download the December 2006 research, click here.
Issue no.3 March 2007:
When considering whether the change in financial situation has affected their own level of debt, one in six Australians believe it has increased, 17% believe it has decreased and two in three (67%) believe it has stayed the same.
To download the March 2007 research, click here.