Public opinion polls


Summary of a survey of 6500 women by the Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women
8 Feb 2019

A new survey of 6,500 Australian women’s views on climate change shows women will change their lives and votes for climate action. Almost nine in ten are ‘extremely concerned’ and one in three in the under-30 bracket are so worried that they are re-considering having...


25 Jan 2019

Based on the Life in Australia study, this report assesses Australians' support for Australia Day on 26 January.


9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.


A nationally representative survey prepared for the COTA Federation (Councils on the Ageing)
5 Dec 2018

This survey report reveals that the majority of older Australians feel a decade younger than their current age, overwhelmingly support assisted dying legislation, and nearly half feel less valued by society than when they were younger.


Report No.1
5 Dec 2018

Over the past four years UC-IGPA and MoAD have conducted a range of quantitative surveys with the Social Research Institute at Ipsos on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. This report updates our findings from 2014 and 2016.


4 Dec 2018

This report presents the findings of the eleventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. For the first time in Australia, the surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

Policy report

18 Nov 2018

This paper discusses the findings of specially commissioned polling that explores the attitudes of ‘elites’ and ‘ordinary’ Australians to the issue that has caused the UK and US to ‘come apart’ - immigration.


Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
12 Sep 2018

The annual C limate of the Nation report has tracked Australian attitudes on climate change for over a decade. This is the first report produced by The Australia Institute, after being produced for a decade by the Climate Institute.


10 Sep 2018

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Power, powerlessness and Australian democracy
25 Jul 2018

This report provides a snapshot of the key findings of a survey conducted in February 2014, in which Ipsos asked a representative sample of Australians to consider various issues regarding Australian democracy and their role in making it work.


20 Jun 2018

After the remarkable developments of the past two years and following a year of heated domestic debate on issues such as foreign influence, energy and immigration, the 2018 Lowy Institute Poll has observed both continuities and discontinuities in Australian public opinion.


13 Feb 2018

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Briefing paper

12 Dec 2017

Recent polling suggests that there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC.


Investigating the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement
4 Dec 2017

This resource outlines the results of a major survey into the stress impacts associated with the Australian marriage equality debate during the lead up to the postal survey results announcement.


29 Nov 2017

In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.


23 Nov 2017

This snapshot report shows there is growing evidence to support bystander actions that we can all take in our daily lives to prevent violence against women.


9 Oct 2017

Most Australians support a Clean Energy Target and they want it to build renewables, including most voters for the Coalition and One Nation, according to this polling.


27 Sep 2017

Despite differences over how many voters have already returned their surveys, the latest polls tell a near-identical story.


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...


18 May 2017

The Australia Institute surveyed 1,408 Australians about asylum seekers and refugees.



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