National strategy to achieve gender equality: discussion paper
The Australian government has released this discussion paper in an effort to understand the Australian community’s vision for gender equality.
Taking stock: wellbeing and political attitudes in Australia at the start of the post-COVID era, January 2023
The aim of this paper is to use data collected during January 2023 and Australia’s recent history to take stock of Australia’s wellbeing, as well as its attitudes towards key political and social institutions as Australia enters a post-COVID world.
The changing role of local government in Australia: national survey findings
The aim of this report is to analyse public perceptions on the changing role of local government in Australia.
Green investment: the prudent choice for prosperity
This paper sets out how to increase public spending on climate and nature in the United Kingdom, at speed - to maximise economic opportunities and ensure ongoing public support.
'An incomplete project': Australians' views of the US alliance
The alliance with the United States remains the single most important element in Australia’s approach to managing strategic change in the Indo-Pacific. The authors of this report argue that as Australia adapts to an altered security landscape, it is more important than ever to look...
Trends in Australian political opinion: results from the Australian Election Study, 1987-2022
The Australian Election Study (AES) provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive source of evidence ever collected on political attitudes and behaviour in Australia. This monograph presents the long-term trends over time in voter attitudes and behaviour in Australia. Situating the 2022 election in historical context...
Climate change: concern, behaviour and the six Australias
The results from this study have been analysed across three different categories: climate change audience segments, civic behaviours and private behaviours. These themes have been further segmented to discuss the implications of age and gender on environmental behaviours.
Mapping social cohesion 2022
The Scanlon Foundation 'Mapping Social Cohesion' 2022 survey provides critical new information on how social cohesion is faring in Australia. This is the 16th survey in the series dating back to 2007, expanding what is now an unparalleled resource for understanding and tracking changes in...
A new consensus? How public opinion has warmed to immigration
Public attitudes to immigration in the United Kingdom have warmed considerably in recent years. This paper - drawing on new analysis of attitudes data, including the British Election Study and the Ipsos immigration tracker - explores how views have changed and what this means for...
Climate of the nation 2022
The Australia Institute’s annual 'Climate of the nation' report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, this year's report includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including...
Lack of preparedness among top reactions Americans have to public health officials’ COVID-19 response
Amid the rollout of updated COVID-19 booster shots around the United States, this Pew Research Center survey report finds mixed views of public health officials at the forefront of the nation’s response to the pandemic.
Come together to end domestic abuse: a survey of UK attitudes to domestic abuse 2022
Women's Aid's 'Come Together to End Domestic Abuse' campaign involves a range of activities, including media partnerships, events and public awareness. The campaign has research and evaluation at its heart. The aim of their recent survey was to design a piece of formative research to...
The state of free speech in UK universities: what students and the public think
This research, by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, is based on two new representative surveys of UK university students. The study reveals two main patterns – firstly, that the large majority of university students in the UK think their universities are protecting their...
Lifelong: perceptions of arts and culture among Baby Boomer middle Australians
This report brings together published and unpublished data on the attitudes and beliefs towards arts and culture held by ‘Baby Boomer middle Australians’. In presenting the findings of a third national focus group study on middle Australia, the aim is to ensure that Australia’s policy...
Providing a "fair go" for all
Next25's research demonstrates that the 'fair go' is seen as an important pillar of Australia’s identity – but there is a strong belief that the nation is performing poorly on this. Examining the data more closely reveals nuanced perceptions between demographics. So, researchers dug deeper...
People and transport national poll 2022: results
This poll of over 2000 Australians reveals that eight in ten people believe governments should invest more in public transport, with seven in ten keen to see Australia’s entire bus fleet electrified and run on renewables as soon as possible.
Woke up call: Australians’ attitudes to and perceptions of "wokeness"
The term 'woke' has its origins in African American vernacular, and has come to mean alert to racial injustice, or to social injustice more generally. With an eye towards testing another common political stereotype, the Australia Institute polled Australians to find out what they think...
Being Gen Vape
This research explores teenagers’ knowledge, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes, and the interpersonal and contextual influences on vaping amongst the young cohort referred to as 'Gen Vape'.
A rising tide: strengthening public permission for climate action
This paper aims to provide direction for campaigners looking to inoculate voters from the culture war division on climate change, and to build and sustain further public support for climate action.
Generational and gender perspectives on Australia's future
Next25's second 'Navigator snapshot' brings the complexity and diversity of public opinion to the surface through interviews with men and women across age groups. The report reveals who feels their needs are considered by Australia's institutions and how different groups prioritise aspirations for the nation’s...
Lowy Institute poll 2022
This annual poll reveals that in 2022, Australians report feeling unsafe, and as the potential for conflict in our region feels more possible. Support for Australia’s alliance with the United States has returned to a record high, with the majority of Australians now supporting increased...
Report of Ipsos World Refugee Day: global attitudes to towards refugees June 2022
This report presents the latest findings from an Ipsos global survey of over 20,000 adults across 28 countries for World Refugee Day 2022. The research seeks to shed a light on the magnitude of the refugee issue, and to contribute to a better global understanding...
50+ report: what older people think
This report explores the attitudes and values of people aged 50 and older in NSW on a range of topics that are of concern to the Australian people both now and into the future.
Australians’ views on gender equity and the political parties
This paper focuses on the views of Australians about gender equality, on Australians’ attitudes to gender issues, confidence in the different parties on issues related to gender equity and how this relates to voting intentions. It is based on data from the April 2022 ANUpoll.
Views on policy and politics on the eve of the 2022 federal election
This paper focuses on the views of Australians on politics and policy, just as the 2022 federal election campaign got underway. The authors use data from the April 2022 ANUpoll, which collected data from 3,587 Australians aged 18 years and over.