About the research

This report presents the findings of the latest Scanlon Mapping Social Cohesion national surveys, conducted in July and November 2020. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the twelve earlier national surveys (2007, 2009-19), which provide the context for interpretation.

Using a survey of more than 140 questions to gauge a nuanced understanding of shifts in public opinion on social cohesion and population issues, the 2020 survey results demonstrate Australia’s strength and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.