Lowy Institute Poll (2005 – Present)

The annual Lowy Institute Poll is a series of surveys on Australian public opinion and international policy and is a leading tracking survey on Australian foreign policy, providing a reliable vehicle for understanding Australian attitudes towards a wide range of foreign policy issues, while being independent and methodologically rigorous. The annual Lowy Institute Poll provides an independent, rigorous, reliable basis for understanding Australian attitudes to the world.

Since the first Lowy Institute Poll in 2005, the annual Poll has identified significant shifts in public sentiment, and has provoked vigorous debate on issues such as Australia’s relationships with China and the United States, foreign investment and climate change. Over the course of the past decade the Poll has uncovered significant shifts in public sentiment, including towards our most important neighbours and partners. A number of the questions in the Poll are asked in each poll, or have been adapted from questions in previous polls which allows for comparison over time. It has tracked attitudes on contentious international issues ranging from climate change to war in the Middle East.

YearADA IDStudyDOIDocumentation
20051084Lowy Institute Poll 2005: Australians Speak - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
200601114-austLowy Institute Poll 2006: Australia, Indonesia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (Australian sample)
200601114-indonLowy Institute Poll 2006: Australia, Indonesia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy (Indonesian sample)
200701126Lowy Institute Poll 2007: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
200801134Lowy Institute Poll 2008: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
200901158Lowy Institute Poll 2009: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
201001238Lowy Institute Poll 2010: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
201101239Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
201140186Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Fiji at Home and in the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
201201253Lowy Institute Poll 2012: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
201301275Lowy Institute Poll 2013: Australia and the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy10.4225/87/B84QSWDataverse Catalogue
201401276Lowy Institute Poll 201410.4225/87/TQYSCJDataverse Catalogue
201501371 Lowy Institute Poll 201510.4225/87/GPFOQHDataverse Catalogue
201601372Lowy Institute Poll 201610.4225/87/ZU4QXTDataverse Catalogue
201701388Lowy Institute Poll 201710.4225/87/P3HHLWDataverse Catalogue