The latest Australian Values Study from ANU and the Social Research Centre suggests younger Australians may be more willing to flirt with authoritarianism than prior generations. Study co-author, Jill Sheppard, speaks with Linda Mottram.
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.
This report presents findings from survey data collected in 2017 from participants of the two Life Patterns Project cohorts. The analysis of responses shows that one major issue unites both generations - concern about the environment and climate change.
At the 2018 Midsumma Carnival held in Melbourne, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby conducted a survey of attendees on LGBTIQ related family violence. There were 267 respondents in this study. The report analyses the community responses.
The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights...
This report presents the findings derived from a national survey of 2,122 Australians about their attitudes to issues of sexism and gender inequality. The survey was conducted online by Ipsos, in March 2018, with participants recruited from a combination of online panels and via social...
Understanding how issues affect young people starts with listening to them and hearing their perspectives. Many organisations and stakeholders try to work in the interests of young people without asking their views on the issues that affect them most. This report provides direct quotes from...
Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.
The current discourse about the diminishing role of, trust in, and respect for facts, data, and analysis is often hamstrung by the use of conflicting language and unclear or undefined terms. Without a common language with which to discuss the problem, which we are calling...
Since 2013, Australian aid has been reduced and increasingly focused on delivering benefits to Australia. Motivated by these changes, this paper fills three gaps in the existing literature on public opinion about aid. It provides the only recent detailed study of Australians' opinions about aid....
This report argues that if the major parties and politicians want to rebuild trust with voters, they will need to change the way they do politics: stop misusing their entitlements, strengthen political donations laws, tighten regulation of lobbyists, and slow the revolving door between political...
As the UK and the EU move to the next stage of the Article 50 negotiations, the UK faces a fundamental choice over the type of country it wants to be post-Brexit.
Australia has fallen six positions on the international Corruption Perception Index since 2012, and recent polling shows 85% of Australians think there is corruption in federal politics.
In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.
This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.
The Australian government will shortly publish a foreign policy white paper. This report summarises the main issues raised by individuals and organisations who participated in consultations for the white paper.
This article describes the first scholarly empirical study of public attitudes tobankruptcy to be conducted in any jurisdiction.
Measures public and business attitudes to the local government sector in New Zealand
When it comes to refugee resettlement, Australians are not immune from the NIMBY phenomenon. We think we should lend a hand in an international crisis, yet we are also cautious about hosting large numbers of culturally-different foreigners on our shores.