social cohesion pillars
Life satisfaction, happiness and future expectations.
This domain measures: satisfaction with present financial situation and indication of happiness over the last year.
Acceptance / Rejection Legitimacy
Experience of discrimination, attitudes towards minorities and newcomers.
This domain measures: rejection, indicated by a negative view of immigration from many different countries; reported experience of discrimination in the last 12 months; disagreement with government support to ethnic minorities for maintenance of customs and traditions; feeling that life in three or four years will be worse.
Voluntary work, political and cooperative involvement.
This domain measures: whether a participant has voted in an election; signed a petition; contacted a Member of Parliament; participated in a boycott; attended a protest.
Social Justice and Equity
Evaluation of national policies.
This domain measures: views on the adequacy of financial support for people on low incomes; the gap between high and low incomes; Australia as a land of economic opportunity; trust in the Australian government.
Shared values, identification with Australia and trust.
This domain measures: indication of pride in the Australia way of life and culture; sense of belonging; importance of maintaining Australian way of life and culture.