The 2020 Lowy Institute Poll records unprecedented shifts in public opinion. Only half the country reports feeling safe — a record low for Australians. Our concern about a global economic downturn has skyrocketed. Optimism about our economic prospects has sunk to an historic low.
This is an initial discussion paper issued by the Inquiry Panel formed by the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) in collaboration with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), to review the performance of the opinion polls at the 2019 Australian federal election.
This Lowy Institute poll finds that almost all Australians say our nation a has handled COVID-19 well, but most are disappointed by China and the United States’ response.
While most Australians believe government lockdown measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic “are about right”, this public opinion research from the United States Studies Centre finds Americans are deeply divided.
The paper presents initial specifications for the development of a short form wellbeing outcomes survey that local government and service provider organisations can use for targeted data collection about wellbeing
The Australia Institute’s International & Security Affairs Program surveyed nationally representative samples of people in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and South Korea about the COVID-19 pandemic. This report outlines the survey findings.
This report explores how COVID-19 is impacting New Zealand. Using direct data comparisons with other countries, the authors discuss how New Zealanders are feeling about wellbeing, the government, the impact of the virus on their household and the concerns they have.
Robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies have become very newsworthy around the globe (NZPC, 2019). The news coverage is overwhelmingly pessimistic – for individuals and society in general. But does that coverage translate into negative attitudes for the population as a whole?