About the research

This report presents the findings of the twelfth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey, conducted in July-August 2019. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the eleven earlier national surveys (2007, 2009-18), which provide the context for interpretation.

In addition to the national surveys, local area and minority group surveys have been conducted by the Scanlon Foundation, in total twenty-one surveys with close to 50,000 respondents. For the first time in Australian social research, these surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues. The Foundation’s social cohesion project also tracks the findings of Australian and international surveys.