ANUpoll

ANUPoll is a quarterly survey of Australian public opinion. The topic of each survey is an issue of national importance.

The ANUPoll differs from other opinion polls by placing public opinion in a broad policy context, and by benchmarking Australia against international opinion. The ANUpoll is also able to follow trends in opinions over many decades.

Governance and democracy
08
Aug
2019

Governance and democracy

A new poll, released to mark a major boost to social research capacity at The Australian National University (ANU), has found Australians are growing more pessimistic about the future and that satisfaction with democracy has fallen gradually since 2007 . The poll also found overall confidence in...

Attitudes to national security
08
Aug
2019

Attitudes to national security

Maintaining national security in an age of terrorism means that we, as citizens, are asked to relinquish certain individual rights and liberties in the name of public safety. Whether it is the retention of our telecommunications activities, ability to walk around our cities without being captured...

Innovation, Science, and Business
08
Aug
2019

Innovation, Science, and Business

The latest ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of scientists and experts. The ANUpoll also found 67 per cent of those surveyed believe science is best funded by government rather than private business, while 82 per cent...

Indigenous Issues: Injustice, Disadvantage and Support for Recognition
08
Aug
2019

Indigenous Issues: Injustice, Disadvantage and Support for Recognition

Amidst debate on constitutional recognition of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, this ANUPoll of Australian public opinion on Indigenous issues—the 17th ANUPoll—provides a snapshot of Australian attitudes towards Indigenous issues. It reveals that the majority of...

The Role of Government – Australian views on government services
29
Mar
2019

The Role of Government – Australian views on government services

Some of the most important questions facing any government involve the extent of its role in service delivery: how services demanded by the public are funded and delivered and how new programs should be implemented. These questions go to the heart of how we organise ourselves as a society, and what...

Public attitudes towards Data Governance in Australia
28
Feb
2019

Public attitudes towards Data Governance in Australia

Never before has more data been held about us by government or companies that we interact with and never before has this data been so used, or so useful for analytical purposes. In order to maintain a social licence for this data to be used for research and policy purposes, it is important to...

Attitudes to housing affordability
27
Feb
2019

Attitudes to housing affordability

The 24th ANUPoll - Attitudes to Housing Affordability: Pressures, Problems and Solutions - has found an overwhelming majority believe the great Australian dream of home ownership will be out of reach for future generations. With the government due to announce housing affordability measures in the 9...

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