Australian Survey of Political Engagement Findings 2013 Released

Wed 26 June 2013

The Australian Survey of Political Engagement Findings 2013 has been released today by the Institute for Governance.

In a recent survey conducted in February 2013, 1,300 Australians were asked to consider various issues regarding Australian politics and their role in making democracy work.

The study, completed by Professor Mark Evans, Professr Gerry Stoker and Dr Jamal Nasir, looked at key questions including; why do Australians hate politics? Does this matter? And, if it does, what does Australia’s political elite need to do about it?

To officially launch the findings, an IGPA-Inside Canberra Parliamentary Triangle Seminar, is being held tonight titled, “How do Australians imagine their democracy?”  The purpose of this event is threefold: firstly, to present the findings from the report; secondly, to compare those findings with the British survey of political engagement to identify elements of a distinctive Australian political culture and thirdly, to discuss the implications of the findings for Australian democracy with a panel of politicians drawn from across Parliament.

The survey forms part of a comparative Australia-UK project on political engagement which IGPA is delivering in partnership with the University of Southampton and the Hansard Society.

IGPA-Inside Canberra would like to acknowledge Andrew Leigh (Federal Member for Fraser in the ACT) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, without whose support this occasion would not have been possible and who is hosting this seminar.


To download a copy of the report,  please click here.

Interested parties are encouraged to follow #australiandemocracy on twitter for the latest updates from the seminar.

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