CEDA's first national poll of community attitudes has found the majority of Australians do not feel they have personally gained or don’t know if they have gained from Australia’s record run of economic growth.
CEDA has released Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect – the initial results from polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.
The first step to Australia regaining momentum for broadbased economic reform is better understanding what the community really cares about. CEDA commissioned the poll to understand Australian public perceptions of and attitudes to growth and economic development and what they think the important issues are for their future and for the future of the nation.
After 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth, this report examines:
Key findings include:
Top five issues that matter the most to people personally:
Top five critical national issues:
Alongside the national results, CEDA has released the state-specific results for Community pulse 2018
Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect was launched on 25 June 2018 at State of the Nation, CEDA's annual public policy conference held in Canberra. CEDA Chief Executive, Melinda Cilento released the report with Jane Halton AO PSM, Tim Gartrell, and Jan Owen AM.
Explore our series of interactives released to coincide with the launch of CEDA's report, Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect. Discover key insights and share your opinion on Australia's record economic growth and the benefits to everyday Australians.
CEDA commissioned an online survey to better understand the community’s views on the most important economic and social issues for Australia. The survey was conducted by Polity Research & Consulting. A general community sample (n=2991) was drawn from a professional market and social research panel, and was sampled and weighted to be representative of the Australian population by age, gender and residential location. Further detail is provided in the methodology section and appendix of the report. The full results are available to access here.