The latest original social cohesion research from the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute.
The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s research includes the Mapping Social Cohesion series and the Australian Cohesion Index.
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.
The Australian Cohesion Index is published every two years, combining attitudinal data gathered through the Mapping Social Cohesion Survey with objective indicators from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other sources. It brings more depth and context to the picture of social cohesion in Australia to drive informed debate and decisions.
What is the state of social cohesion in Australia? The Scanlon-Monash Index of Social Cohesion (SMI) provides an overview in the five core domains of social cohesion: belonging, worth, social justice, participation and acceptance and rejection.