Muslims--Public opinion


9 Aug 2017

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.


Understanding Australian attitudes to the world
21 Jun 2017

The 2017 Poll is the thirteenth annual poll by the Lowy Institute. As always, the poll has incorporated a broad range of questions about some of our most important relationships, including those with the United States and China, and asked Australians to consider how much...


2 Jun 2017

The most unfortunate aspect of the controversy surrounding ASIO chief Duncan Lewis is that it has given a free kick to those who want to sharpen a divisive debate about Australia’s refugee intake and Muslim immigrants generally.


20 May 2017

This is the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) submission to the inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief.

Audio interview

19 Apr 2017

You might recall last September, a poll by Essential Media found 49% of Australians supported a ban on Muslims immigrating to Australia.

The result so shocked Peter Lewis, the respected pollster who runs Essential, that he ran the question a second time.



22 Nov 2016

The 2016 Scanlon Foundation survey provides grounds for caution in applying overseas comparisons to shifts in Australian public opinion.


21 Sep 2016

Look around your classroom, or workplace. Chances are half of the people there support a blanket ban on Muslim migration to Australia. You might even be one of them.

Briefing paper

4 Aug 2016

In July 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’s (ECCV) consulted with culturally diverse communities, parents, teachers and legal experts on lowering the age of control orders for children aged 14 in the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2015. The Law Council of Australia (LCA)...


13 Jan 2016

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group. Muslims are currently the third largest religious group in Australia and their numbers are predicted to grow significantly in the coming decades. Previous research has shown that, even though Australian Muslims tend to be well...


30 Nov 2015

This study was commissioned by The Challenging Racism Project of Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy Australia (ISRA) affiliated with Charles Sturt University (CSU) to investigate the experiences and perceptions of ordinary everyday Muslims in Sydney and whether the perceptions...


5 Oct 2015

In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity through the following social constructs: migration history, family settlement, socio-economic status, religion and culture,...


25 Jun 2015

AUSTRALIAN MUSLIMS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW: Contact between Muslim Indonesian fishermen from Southern Sulawesi and Indigenous people in northern Australia from around the 1750s is the earliest evidence of a Muslim connection in Australia. However, it was not until the 1860s with the arrival of...

Journal article

1 Feb 2015

For many people the status, role and position of women are important distinguishing features of Muslim societies, which set them apart from their Western counterparts and symptomatic of their oppression in Islam. Moreover, it is argued that gender relations in Islam have been primarily shaped...

Working paper

18 Jan 2012

This paper is concerned with the competing demands of multiculturalism and the interplay of race and democratic practice in an age that is often seen as being somehow post-political.

State multiculturalism as an example of a regulatory framework, works by enabling recognition...

Journal article

1 Jan 2012

This study explored situational attitudes toward Muslim Americans within the context of social desireability and universal orientation.


8 Dec 2010

This research project was funded under the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (NAP), a whole-of-government program coordinated by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

The project's aims were achieved by addressing the following research questions:


Journal article

1 Nov 2007

Self-improvement is often seen as the driving force behind international migration. In other cases, people are forced to depart because of social or political upheaval, oppression or national disaster. Finally, people may migrate for family reunion. Immigrants acquire new identities as they settle into the...


19 Dec 2006

During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to...

Journal article

1 Dec 2006

Muslim Australians believe that prevailing media attitudes towards them and their religion, Islam, disadvantages them both economically and socially. The Western media is alleged to have aggravated anti-Muslim sentiment since the 1990–1991 Gulf Crises, and after September 11, 2001 and the Bali tragedy in 2002,...



21 Nov 2006

Australia has always been multicultural, says Simon Adams in this speech to a forum on “Islamophobia and the War on Terror” held recently at Curtin University of Technology

LET me set the scene for you. It’s a Tuesday morning in September 2006 and...



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