The Social Cohesion Survey forms part of the Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion Research Program (SCRP) which commenced in 2007 under the direction of the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (MISGM) and the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF). A key element of the SCRP was the conduct of a landmark Australian Social Cohesion Survey in 2007, 2009, 2010 and now 2011. The aims of this survey are: - To look at the Australian community’s attitudes towards social cohesion, and - To assess changes in these attitudes over time. The 2011 survey used a randomly sampled 2,000 respondents with the sample stratified geographically. A minimum of 200 interviews was undertaken in each Australian state / territory (i.e. 1,600 interviews) with the remaining 400 interviews allocated across those states under-represented by the initial sample allocation (i.e. NSW, Victoria and Queensland) in proportion to the population in those states.
SPSS files for 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The Scanlon-Monash Index of social cohesion measures the five key indicators of social cohesion: belonging, worth, social justice, participation and acceptance. The Scanlon Foundation utilises the results of the research to action programs designed to address factors which affect social cohesion.