Next25 Navigator is an annual research study that addresses the question - “What future does Australia want and are we on track?” This report covers their social research, which engaged a large, nationally-representative sample of everyday Australians in quantitative and qualitative work across the five...
Social media poses unique challenges to society and government. This paper examines some potential social media regulation scenarios and the issues that need to be considered in Australia.
This article explores the social-political determinants of climate attitudes, and how they are positioned in relation to voting behaviour, in the context of the 2019 Australian federal election.
The thirteenth edition of the Mapping Social Cohesion research came in a year like no other. Drawing on more than a decade of benchmarking data collected in previous Scanlon surveys, this report provides insight into the resilience of Australian society when faced with a major...
This report presents findings from the first ever analysis of 27,814 'What Matters?' essays using a combination of text mining and manual thematic and discourse analysis.
Whitlam Institute Director, Leanne Smith, and Associate Professor Dr Philippa Collin discuss new research exploring what really matters to young Australians, and their participation in democracy.
Young people’s politics are emerging in a time of significant social, cultural, technological and economic change. As such, this review focuses on Australian young people’s civic and political attitudes and practices in the context of the broader global forces that shape them. This review reports...
In recent years, there has been extensive debate around attitudes to democracy among younger generations. Yet an absence of rigorous, globally comparative data has hindered the ability to draw firm conclusions. This report takes advantage of the largest-ever global dataset on democratic legitimacy, finding that...
This survey provides longitudinal information on the attitudes Australians hold regarding key privacy issues, their experiences and perspectives towards misuse of personal data, as well as actions taken to protect their privacy.
This report documents the character of attitudes towards men and masculinity in Australia.