Scanlon Foundation is pleased to release the 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Survey report. The report is the Scanlon Foundation’s tenth national survey since 2007 exploring Australians’ attitudes on issues including immigration, discrimination, trust in government, and sense of belonging.
A key objective of the national survey is to inform our understanding of the social impact of Australia’s increasingly diverse cultural makeup. The survey represents the only independent and detailed longitudinal study of Australian attitudes to social cohesion and population issues.
Despite significant demographic change over the last decade, including population rise and increased diversity, the 2017 report shows Australian attitudes have remained, in large measure, stably positive.
“Australians remain accepting of immigration and positive about the benefits of multiculturalism, but trust in the federal government has fallen, and Australians are more concerned about becoming a victim of crime in their local area than they were ten years ago.”
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