Skip to content

Public opinion

Reports of the Scanlon Foundation Surveys


To the present eight surveys have been conducted for the Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion Research Program. National surveys of public opinion bearing on social cohesion, population and immigration issues were conducted in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Neighbourhood surveys were conducted in areas of immigrant concentration in Sydney and Melbourne in 2007, 2009 and 2012. This site presents the reports on survey findings.

For media inquiries concerning the 2015 social cohesion report, contact Jen Sharp (0407 808 562) or Anna Chalko (0401 264 949).


Summary report [pdf 1.18MB]
Full report [pdf 5.6MB]
Methodological report [pdf 699kB]


Summary report [pdf 956kB]
Full report [pdf 4.39MB]
Methodological report [pdf 698kB]


Summary report [pdf 717kB]
Methodological report [pdf 691kB]


Summary report [pdf 2.36MB]
Methodological report [pdf 1,012kB]


National report [pdf 1.56MB]
Neighbourhoods report [pdf 1.89MB]

National methodological report [pdf 1.18MB]
Neighbourhood methodological report [pdf 2.01MB]


National report [pdf 1.39MB]
Local areas report [pdf 2.58MB]
Recent arrivals report [pdf 1.51MB]

National methodological report [pdf 1.45MB]
Local methodological report [pdf 1.24MB]
Recent arrivals methodological report [pdf 953kB]


National report [pdf 1.37MB]
Snap poll results [pdf 1.06MB]

National methodological report [pdf 1.52MB]
Third generation Australian methodological report [pdf 2.5MB]
Snap poll methodological report [pdf 305kB]


National report [pdf 1.71MB]

National methodological report [pdf 1.49MB]