Community attitudes

Alternate Term Label:
Social attitudes
Policy report

Moving beyond lockdown: how might citizen action help tackle the public health crisis?

Without the willing contribution of the community on a large scale, there is little hope of a successful conclusion to the current public health crisis.

They look after you, you look after them: community attitudes to ageing and aged care

Prepared for the Royal Commission by Ipsos, this paper is the result of 35 focus groups and 30 in-depth interviews conducted during July-September 2019 about attitudes to ageing and aged care.

What Australians think of ageing and aged care

Prepared for the Royal Commission by Roy Morgan, this report outlines findings from a survey of 10,000 people, seeking their views on ageing and aged care.

How does Australia compare: what makes a leading democracy?

This report compares Australia’s democracy with other nations over four issues: trust, concern about corruption, strength of democratic standards and the depth of liberal values.

Community responses to family violence

For public policies to achieve social change, they must increase awareness, community engagement and uptake of information about the target social issue. This project aimed to assess the extent to which changes in public awareness and engagement could be detected in response to Victorian Family...

Feasibility study into the possible inclusion of social norms measures within the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report summarises the literature to inform the feasibility of including social norms measures in the next National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS).

Tides of opinion

Generational divides don’t explain much, though attitudes to climate and culture seem to be exceptions, writes John Quiggin.

Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW

The findings in this report show that views of the NSW community are very similar to those across the nation. Encouragingly, most people in NSW do not condone violence against women, and there has been an increase in support for gender equality since the survey...

Mapping social cohesion: the Scanlon Foundation surveys 2019

This report presents the findings of the twelfth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in July-August 2019.
Discussion paper

Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising: a research paper

This study suggests that community members perceive that stereotyped gender portrayals and sexualised images of women are common in advertising, and that these portrayals pressure women and men to conform to limiting stereotypes, have negative impacts on health and wellbeing, and may support attitudes that...