22 November 2021

Different survey methods, different results: What do Australians really think about immigration numbers?

Two recent opinion surveys about Australians’ attitudes to immigration numbers yielded markedly differing results. This Briefing Note analyses the reasons for this. There are important implications for survey design and interpretation of results.

Analysis of these two surveys suggest people do not want to return to the pre-pandemic trends of extreme population growth generated by high levels of immigration.

Despite heavy lobbying by employer groups to supercharge immigration, Australians understand that rapid population growth has not been in their interests. It is time to rethink Big Australia.

Read the full Briefing Note (PDF)

See the Media Release here (PDF)