Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey

Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey
Friday 11 November 2016

Do elections really matter? Does it make much difference who the Prime Minister is? Should we be forced to vote? Should people who don’t know anything about politics be allowed to vote?

The School of History at the Australian National University is running the Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey (AAES). Are elections important? Do they make a difference? We’d love to get your thoughts!

This online survey should take less than five minutes to complete but will be extremely valuable in understanding what Australians think about this vital element of our democracy.

This survey is only open to Australian citizens over the age of 18. The survey is anonymous and no data will be collected that can identify participants.

The survey is completely voluntary and you are free to skip questions or stop at any time.

This research is being conducted by the School of History at the Australian National University and has been approved by the ANU Ethics Committee (Protocol: 2016/591). The results will be shared on the History website and possibly through books and academic articles. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr Benjamin Jones:

You can also contact the ANU Ethics Office with any queries.

Results from the AAES will be published on the School of History website and through various media outlets.

To complete the survey, please CLICK HERE!

Thanks for your time and please share the survey with your own digital network!


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