Social engagement index distribution Australia 2018

The statistic displays the results of a survey about the social engagement index distribution in Australia in 2018. According to the survey conducted by Ipsos , around 45 percent of respondents in Australia had a low social engagement index, meaning that they have done certain actions connected to social engagement fewer than two times in the last twelve months.

Social engagement index distribution in Australia in 2018*

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

September 20 to 28, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

*The Social Engagement Index was developed by combining responses to several actions.
Participants were asked the following question: "Which of these things, if any, you have done in the last 12 months? (Select all that apply) [RANDOMIZE]

  • Attended a public meeting, rally, speech or protest
  • Changed a purchase behavio[u]r/boycotted a product/company because of social , environmental, ethical concerns
  • Contributed time/money to a charity/cause/community organization
  • Written a comment or original ideas online regarding a social issue or political issue
  • Engaged in discussions with friends or family on political or social issues and tried to convince them of your point of view
  • Spent time searching out information to inform yourself/learn more about a particular social, political or consumer issue you might be concerned with/interested in
  • Regularly stayed up-to-date on news and current events

  • A Social engagement index was created by combining responses to the actions above, where:
    High participation= done 4+ items
    Moderate participation= done 2-3 times
    Low participation= done 0-1 items.

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