Public opinion

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Community attitudes
Social perception


Survey

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 This major study reveals two main patterns – firstly, that the large majority of university students in the UK think their universities are protecting...
Report

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This report brings together published and unpublished data on the attitudes and beliefs towards arts and culture held by ‘Baby Boomer middle Australians’.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...
Policy report

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...
Survey

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.
Report

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...
Report

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'.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Survey

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...
Report

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Discussion paper

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.
Report

Understanding the lived experience and benefits of regional cities

This research investigates the lived experience of regional city residents (in five case studies) to understand how the benefits and disadvantages of regional city life are perceived and explore attitudes towards population growth.
Report

Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability

This research paper outlines evidence found about interventions to change attitudes towards people with disability. The interventions were aimed at different levels where change may occur - people’s personal perceptions, their interactions with other people, their roles in organisations or the structures in their community...
Report

Taking responsibility for mistakes in Australia

This publication is the first in a series of snapshots drawing on in-depth interviews to investigate some of the most significant findings from the 2021 Next25 Navigator survey.
Report

Who wants to get boosted? COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Australia in January 2022

In October 2021, the Australian government commenced the rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccines, making them available to adults who had previously received two primary doses. Despite the wide availability of booster vaccines to eligible adults, take-up has remained relatively low. This paper highlights that in...
Report

The great reset: public opinion, populism, and the pandemic

This report shows how support for populist politics ‘collapsed’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, but satisfaction with democracy also continued to falter.
Report

EECA Consumer Monitor: July-September 2021

This document monitors the mood of the nation relating to climate change, energy emissions and efficiency and topics like electric vehicles.
Briefing paper

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine audiences

This paper outlines findings from a segmentation study conducted in May-June 2021 by Monash and Massey Universities. The research identifies five different COVID vaccine audience segments and what motivates them to get or not get vaccinated, to support the tailoring of campaign messaging for maximum...