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Australia’s voice in the World Values Survey
16 Oct 2018

Since 1981, the World Values Survey has tracked changes in the values and beliefs of citizens in 97 countries, including Australia. These surveys have identified considerable change in what people want out of life and what they believe.

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21 Jun 2018

An interactive online tool to explore the Australian Election Study (AES) data from 1987 to 2016.

The tool shows trends in Australian political opinion over time, and enables the user to explore these trends by age group, gender, education level, and vote choice. Almost...


9 Dec 2016

This monograph presents trends in Australian public opinion on politics over an extended period of time. In most cases, our trends run from 1987 until 2016; in some cases, the same questions have been asked in surveys conducted in 1967, 1969 and 1979, allowing us...


12 Aug 2013

This poll contributes to the ongoing debate about electoral reform by examining how the public views the act of voting, the funding and integrity of elections, minority government and political representation generally.

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A majority of voters consistently support compulsory voting,...


6 May 2013

Political opinion polls are an inescapable part of everyday life. Government or opposition policies rarely see the light of day without some poll evidence to gauge the public’s response to them. Party leaders are constantly evaluated against their poll ratings, not least by their colleagues,...

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