The PM Glynn Survey on hope, trust and belonging

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’:

  • life circumstances and aspirations
  • key sources of information and influence
  • sense of connectedness
  • fears and concerns
  • beliefs and values, including levels of religiosity
  • attitudes to changes in society
  • attitudes to a range of human rights issues
  • attitudes to democracy and its institutions
  • attitudes to religion and its role in society
  • sense of hope and confidence in the future.

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.

Download the PM Glynn Survey Series 1: About the survey [PDF, 997KB]

Download the PM Glynn Survey Series 2: Human rights: an uncertain commitment [PDF, 824KB]

Download the PM Glynn Survey Series 3: Trading off human rights [PDF, 906KB]

Download the PM Glynn Survey Series 4: Trust and confidence in institutions: Australia's system of democracy [PDF, 793KB]

Download the PM Glynn Survey Series 5: Trust and confidence in institutions: Police, justice and courts systems [PDF, 684KB]

 

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