The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s 2021 Mapping Social Cohesion Report found that while concern about the pandemic ebbs and flows, COVID has not shaken the nation’s social cohesion.
The annual Scanlon Foundation survey found nearly half those aged 18-24 viewed climate change as the biggest problem facing Australia, compared to 12% of those aged 35-44 and 8% of those aged over 75.
The results of three surveys show that, in testing public opinion, much hangs on how the questions are asked and the surveys are designed.
While 60-77% of migrants of African origin and 59% of Indigenous Australians report experience of discrimination in the Scanlon Foundation survey of Australian attitudes, optimism endures.
Despite perceptions of a divided and troubled nation, social cohesion in Australia actually improved on most measures in 2015, the latest Scanlon Foundation survey finds.