Report

2016 Australian reconciliation barometer

1 Feb 2017
Description

The Reconciliation Barometer has been tracked every two years since its launch in 2007. It measure the progress of reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. 

Key findings include:

  • We continue to view the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians as important
  • Indigenous Australians are more likely to feel other Australians trust them, than actually do
  • Indigenous trust towards other Australians has increased again
  • Both groups continue to believe they trust more than the other group does
  • Education and personal experience help drive views that the relationship is very important
  • Education and media influence has increased since 2014
  • Most Australians hardly ever socialise with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • More Australians now socialise with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely to experience racial prejudice
  • More Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians have experienced recent prejudice, compared with 2014
  • People who feel Australia’s past has been the cause of Indigenous disadvantages today also widely disagree they are responsible for them
  • People who disagree Australia’s past has been the cause of Indigenous disadvantages today also widely feel they are responsible for them
  • The attitude among younger non-Indigenous Australians bodes well for the future
  • The attitude among younger Indigenous Australians bodes well for the future

 

Publication Details
Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2017
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