The 2020 Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report

The 2020 Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion report, based on national surveys conducted in July and November, presents findings on Australian opinion on a range of issues relevant for understanding of social cohesion, including trust in government and views on immigration and cultural diversity. The Mapping Australia's Population website provides access to reports on the thirteen national Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted since 2007, as well as to surveys conducted within segments of Australia's population and technical reports on each survey.

Each Mapping Social Cohesion national survey builds on the previous year and informs the Scanlon-Monash Index (SMI) of Social Cohesion. The surveys have been undertaken since 2007 where the original survey provided the benchmark against which the SMI is then measured.

These surveys provide, for the first time in Australian social research, a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues. A prime objective of the surveys is to further understanding of the social impact of Australia’s increasingly diverse immigration program.