Tracking Australians' social attitudes, spirituality, religion and wellbeing
NCLS Research aims to provide a picture of social attitudes, spirituality, religion and wellbeing in Australian communities.To this end, Australian Community Surveys have been conducted by NCLS Research and partners in 1998, 2002, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Some areas canvassed by the survey include:
The Australian Community Survey was an online survey conducted in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by NCLS Research, with a sample drawn from a large online research panel. The survey was distributed by Online Research Unit (ORU). ORU meets ISO 20252 and ISO 26362 standards for both market research and panel work.
The online survey instrument is around 60 questions and replicates questions from the National Church Life Survey and earlier Australian Community Surveys.
2016-2021: The Australian sample of around 1,200 persons was representative of the adult population on age, gender and location.
2022: The Australian sample of around 3,090 persons was representative of the adult population on age, gender and location.
For all samples, results were weighted to be representative of the population on age, gender and education, in accordance with methodology used for the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes.
2016-2021: The maximum margin of error on a random sample of 1258 at a 95% level of confidence is 2.8%. That is, assuming a simple random sample, there is a 95% chance that a sample result falls within ±2.8% of the result for the Australian population.
2022: The maximum margin of error on a random sample of 3090 at a 95% level of confidence is 1.8%. That is, assuming a simple random sample, there is a 95% chance that a sample result falls within ±1.8% of the result for the Australian population.
Expressions of interest in commissioning a question in the Australian Community Survey, are invited for a limited time. Contact the NCLS Research office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9139 2525.
Openness to an invitation from friend or family
Australians' spiritual profile, sources of stress, importance of spiritual practices and openness to church.
Some 16% of Australians attend an Easter service during Holy Week.