Nation weaning itself off benefits

Original article by Stephen Lunn
The Australian – Page: 8 : 11-Sep-19

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019 welfare report states that the nation’s welfare bill has levelled at $130 billion over the past three years. The report, which will be released on 11 September, also states the proportion of working-age Australians receiving income support declined from 22 per cent in 1999 to 15 per cent in 2018. The AIHW report serves as a picture of Australia’s well-being, with AIHW spokesman Dinesh Indrahara noting Australia is in the top third of OECD countries on a range of measures, including social connectedness and life satisfaction.

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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Australians’ Concerns

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 26-Jun-17

A special Roy Morgan study has examined Australians’ attitudes towards issues facing Australia and the World. The survey, which was carried out from 22-24 May 2017, shows that 38% of Australians identified Economic Issues (including Unemployment, Housing affordability, the Economy in general, Poverty and the gap between the rich and poor) as the most important problems facing Australia. When considering the wider World, the largest theme to emerge was about concerns related to War & Terrorism. These issues, including the more general fears about safety and security, were mentioned by 31% of Australians. Single-issue analysis of the responses shows that the specific issue of greatest concern for Australia is unemployment (mentioned by almost 9% of respondents). The single biggest World problems are Terrorism and Climate change/Global warming, with both issues mentioned by just under 17% of respondents.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Australians are more progressive and open to new things

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Nov-16

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 41% of Australians aged 14+ now have a progressive viewpoint on social issues (up from 35% in 2006). More Australians now have a progressive viewpoint than a "Middle of the Road" attitude to social issues (down from 40% in 2006 to 36% today). A traditional outlook has also become less common, declining from 23% to 21% over the period. Meanwhile, 39% of Australians now agree they are attracted to new things and ideas, up from 34% ten years ago. Conversely, just 21% say they are cautious when it comes to newness – down from 24% a decade ago. As would be expected, people with a progressive viewpoint on social issues and an attraction to new things are also more likely to be early adopters. This in turn also makes them ideal trusted advisers.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Economic Issues the key to the Federal Election

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 20-May-16

A special Roy Morgan telephone survey, which was carried out on 4-5 May 2016, has found that 42 per cent of Australians aged 14+ regard Economic and Financial Issues as the most important set of problems facing the nation. This has increased by four per cent since October 2015. The survey also shows that 13 per cent of Australians rate Religion/Immigration/Human Rights Issues as the biggest problems facing the country (down three per cent). Meanwhile, 25 per cent of Australians identified Environmental Issues as the biggest problems facing the world (up four per cent).

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Economic Issues (38%) still biggest problems facing Australia for new PM Malcolm Turnbull but Terrorism/Wars/ Security/Safety easily World’s biggest problem (30%)

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 10-Nov-15

A special Roy Morgan telephone survey, which was carried out from 13-15 October 2015, has found that 38 per cent of Australians aged 14+ regard economic and financial issues as the most important set of problems facing the nation. This is one per cent higher than in July. The survey also shows that 16 per cent of Australians rate religion, immigration and human rights issues as the biggest problem facing the country. Meanwhile, 30 per cent of Australians identified terrorism, war and security issues as the biggest problems facing the world, while 21 per cent nominated environmental issues.

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

Reality bites: national tooth decay rate falling, but not for everyone

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 12-Sep-14

A survey by Roy Morgan Research has found that 14 per cent of Australians aged 14+ have tooth decay. The survey, which was carried out in the year to June 2014, also shows that the two lowest socio-economic quintiles are over-represented. Some 17 per cent of Australians in the E quintile reported having tooth decay, as did 16 per cent of those in the FG quintile. In contrast, just 11 per cent of those in the AB quintile reported having tooth decay

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED