Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion

The widely-reported Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion (SMI) shows how Australia ranks according to five key indicators of social cohesion – belonging, worth, social justice, participation and acceptance – and tracks how they have been changing over time.

2021 saw the fourteenth iteration of the survey, with a new addition – providing for the first time in Australia a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion and population issues, generating the Australian Cohesion Index (ACI). As always, the report includes in-depth discussion of public opinion on social cohesion, trust, immigration, asylum seekers, and ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.