What Matters to Australians: Social, Economic and Political Values

60 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012 Last revised: 12 Nov 2015

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Timothy M. Devinney

University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

Pat Auger

University of Melbourne Business School

Date Written: May 28, 2012

Abstract

This paper provides a non-technical overview of the results of a population sample of Australians in 2007 & 2012. It provides utility based assessments of a wide range of social, economic and political issues both local and global utilizing a best-worst, maximum difference, approach to determining salience. This is a unique and potentially revealing alternative to standard Likert based polling. In addition, the report outlines data on religious activity, political orientation and affiliation, donating and volunteering behavior and personality measures.

Keywords: Social Values, Political Values, Polling, Utility Based Assessment

Suggested Citation

Devinney, Timothy M. and Auger, Pat, What Matters to Australians: Social, Economic and Political Values (May 28, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2153753 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2153753

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