Public opinion

Alternate Term Label:
Social perception
Report

The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020

The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2020 explores millennials’ and Gen Zs’ views, both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Lowy Institute poll 2020

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.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Disclosure standards for election and political polling in Australia

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.
Report

COVIDpoll: Lowy Institute polling on Australian attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic

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.
Article

Fear, loathing and COVID-19: America and Australia compared

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.
Working paper

Initial specifications for a short form wellbeing outcomes survey

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
Report

Global attitudes to COVID-19 pandemic and response

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.
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COVID -19 survey research notes

This document contains existing surveys of individual and business views, attitudes and behaviours around the virus, and the government's response to COVID-19.
Report

The COVID times

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.
Report

New Zealanders' attitudes towards robots and AI

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?