Social Research Centre

Australian Election Study

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Research Areas

Attitudes +
Values

Policy +
Politics

Project Status

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Intention
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Invitation
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Involvement
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Insights
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Impact

Run after every Federal election since 1987, the Australian Election Study (AES) tracks change in political attitudes and behaviours and their influence on the outcome of Federal elections. The 2022 Survey was the 5th iteration of the AES that has been managed by the SRC, with the first in 2010.  

Partner

This research is conducted for the Australian National University, as part of a collaborative project between several universities. The project is currently a collaboration between the Australian National University, Griffith University, and the University of Sydney.

 

Aims + Outcomes

The AES provides insights into what explains voters’ choices in elections as well as public opinion on a range of policy issues. In addition to providing a long-term perspective on stability and change in the Australian electorate, the AES examines the issues and personalities in each election and evaluates their importance in shaping election results. The study has surveyed voters for 35 years, since 1987, providing an unparalleled source of evidence on voter attitudes towards politics in Australia. 

Methods

The AES collects voter perspectives using address-based sampling (A-BS) with a push-to-web design (meaning we first collect responses online before introducing a hard copy version). Recent iterations of the AES have also included a panel sample with retention managed successfully through interim communications with panellists. 

Insight

25%

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20%

Master project template 2: Of those who were a part in activities, around 1 in 5 were representing their town, city or state.

1 in 10

Master project template: An upward trend in student interest in x,y,z and 1 in 10 students mentioned that this was a sample insight.

Impact

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Have you been contacted about participating in this study?

Who participates?

Master project template 2: who participates. Over 13,000 interviews will be undertaken across New South Wales in the coming months.

What are the benefits?

Master project template 2: benefits.  Your experience is valuable to us. Your response to the survey will contribute to the improvement of…

How does it work?

Master project template 2: how it works. You may have received a text message from 0481075514, or a phone call from 0290608424 or 0290608425 regarding this study.

How do we ensure privacy is protected?

Testing 2. The Social Research Centre complies with the Australian Privacy Principles. All personal contact information such as name, email and phone number is removed from the final data. Your responses will be de-identified, held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to other organisations for marketing or research purposes. The responses of everyone who participates in this survey will be combined for analysis. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy.

FAQs

How will the information be used?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

How long will the survey take to complete?

Our staff may have contacted you as part of a research survey. We are a social research company, exempt from the Australian Do Not Call Register, meaning we may call telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register to conduct opinion polling and standard questionnaire-based research. We are not telemarketers, we are not selling a product and we do not provide your name or contact information to any other parties. 

 

The phone numbers we dial are either:

  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

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Resources

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Full Analysis Report (Population Health Test)

Get in touch

Contact

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If you would like to speak to a member of the research team, you can call the Ministry of Health hotline on 1800 620 277. The hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to speak to somebody. At other times, leave a message and someone will call back.