STAFF REPORTER, AAP
Friday, 25 January 2013 13:30
A recently released Westpac report has revealed most Australians believe the resources industry is behind the strong economy.
The Westpac Australia Day Report - launched on Friday - shows more than two thirds of Australians (67 per cent) are positive about the national economy, while two thirds of those (66 per cent) expect this to continue.
Respondents believed the resources industry, plus the growing strength of Asian markets, were behind the strong economy.
Westpac retail and business banking general manager Gai McGrath said she was not surprised by the positive attitude.
"This optimism is not surprising considering our resilient economy," she said.
"Australians are known for their positive attitude and feel they can handle anything thrown their way, however they also understand there is more they could be doing to make their money work harder for them."
The Australia Day Report was conducted by research company CoreData, on behalf of Westpac, and included 1,000 respondents surveyed from December 12-19 last year.
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