The Ipsos Issues Monitor

The Ipsos Issues Monitor is an ongoing quantitative survey of Australians about the issues facing the nation, Australian states and territories and Australians’ local areas.

Ipsos Issues Monitor

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About the Ipsos Issues Monitor | Technical notes

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Latest edition - National April 2024

The Cost of Living crisis grinds on with the issue recording its 26th consecutive month in the top spot (63%, +2pts). Housing follows (43%, +1pts) with Healthcare third (29%), and the Economy (24%, -5pts), and Crime (21%, -1pts) rounding out the top five.

Top 5 Issues - April 2024

The ALP and Coalition are tied as party most capable of managing the two top issues, Cost of Living and Housing. The ALP leads on Healthcare, and has regained a narrow lead (+1 pt) on Crime. The Coalition retain a narrow lead on the Economy (+1pt).

For more information on these survey findings or to request an interview with a representative from Ipsos Australia, please contact David Elliott

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2024 Ipsos Issues Monitors

PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - APR 2024
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - MAR 2024
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - MAR 2024
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - FEB 2024
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - JAN 2024

2016 - 2023 Compiled editions

PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2023
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - JAN-DEC REPORTS 2023
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2022
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - JAN-DEC REPORTS 2022
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2021
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - JAN-DEC REPORTS 2021
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2020
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - JAN-DEC REPORTS 2020
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2019
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2019
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2018
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2018
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2017
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2017
PDFAU STATES IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2016
PDFAU NATIONAL IPSOS ISSUES MONITOR - QUARTERLY REPORTS 2016

About the Ipsos Issues Monitor

The Ipsos Issues Monitor regularly takes the pulse of Australians on the issues of the day that effect our nation. An ongoing monthly quantitative survey that addresses social, political and economic areas of concern. Each month, Ipsos asks approximately 1,000 Australians to select the three most important topics facing Australia, their state/territory and their local area from a list of nineteen issues.*

*The Nineteen issues are: The Economy, Crime, Healthcare/Hospitals, Taxation, Petrol Prices, Race Relations, Education, Population, Unemployment, Cost of Living, Immigration, Drug Abuse, Environment, Transport, Personal Debt, Defence, Housing, Poverty and Indigenous Issues.

Technical notes

The Ipsos Issues Monitor is conducted monthly via online panel. Each month approximately 1000 Australian adults aged 18+ are asked to select the top three issues facing the nation within their state and local areas from a list of nineteen potential concerns. Data is weighted to match the profile of the population.

The precision of Ipsos online polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points and of 500 accurate to +/- 4.8 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit  www.ipsos.com/sites/default/files/2017-03/IpsosPA_CredibilityIntervals.pdf

Polling Methodology Disclosure Statements

APC Quality Logo Ipsos believes in transparency around the polling we undertake. Further to this, and as a founding member of the Australian Polling Council, we are pleased to comply with the Council’s Code of Conduct, including making available a Methodology Disclosure Statement around each of the our published polls, including our Ipsos Issues Monitor. These statements can be accessed here.

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