Pulse polling surveys


CEDA’s research agenda is informed by insights into the Australian community’s attitudes to economic development through our pulse polling. 

CEDA’s pulse polling surveys provide a snapshot of the Australian community and business attitudes and approach to economic growth and development.


Community pulse is CEDA's nationwide survey exploring community attitudes to growth and development.

Australia has lacked community support for the reforms needed to sustain strong economic growth. The first step to Australia regaining momentum for broad based economic reform is better understanding what the community really cares about.

In 2018 CEDA commissioned its first pulse 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.


Company Pulse is CEDA's nationwide survey which takes the pulse of Australian businesses periodically, to better understand how they are approaching economic development.

CEDA's Company Pulse survey goes beyond the traditional surveys of business sentiments and quick polls of attitudes to government policy and regulation. It seeks to uncover business attitudes and responses to critical emerging issues that will impact Australia’s future progress from trust in institutions to technology and data and migration.

Company Pulse assists in identifying new insights and trends about Australian business and informs the focus of CEDA’s research in areas where economic policy is struggling to keep up. It also provides an important foundation for discussions on the role of business in economic development at CEDA forums and events.