The PM Glynn Survey on Hope, trust and belonging asks about people’s sense of hope in the future, their levels of trust in institutions and people around them, and their sense of belonging to the community and a broader life in common. It examines how these underlying attitudes influence attitudes to a range of important questions for public policy and democratic life in Australia.
In addition to providing a picture of how people understand the problems and opportunities we face, the survey also provides data directly relevant to the institute’s work streams, which are focussed on democracy and religion, human rights, and the sources of hope and confidence.
The inaugural survey was conducted in November – December 2018. 3,000 randomly selected people took part in the survey that was undertaken by an independent social and market research firm commissioned by the institute.
Survey questions explored respondents’:
A series of short papers on the following themes were published in June 2020.
Series 1: About the survey
Series 2: Human rights: an uncertain commitment
Series 3: Trading off human rights
Series 4: Trust and confidence in institutions: Australia’s system of democracy
Series 5: Trust and confidence in institutions: Police, justice and courts systems.
A series of discussion papers will also be produced in late-2020.
The institute hopes to conduct the survey biennially and collect data on changes and trends in Australians’ sense of hope, trust and belonging.
We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday
If you’ve got a question, our AskACU team has you covered. You can search FAQs, text us, email, live chat, call – whatever works for you.