Programs and Projects
The annual Lowy Poll is one of the Lowy Institute’s flagship publications, its results frequently cited by politicians and policy-makers, journalists and academics. It is the leading tracking survey on Australian foreign policy, aiming to provide a reliable vehicle for understanding Australian attitudes towards a wide range of foreign policy issues, while being independent and methdologically rigorous.
The annual poll is entirely funded by the Lowy Institute to ensure its ongoing independence, and its questionnaire and results are thoroughly reviewed by one of Australia’s most experienced polling experts, Sol Lebovic, the founder and former managing director of Newspoll. Data sets are deposited with the Australian Social Science Data Archive where they are available free of charge for public scrutiny.
The Lowy Institute has also conducted polling in several other countries in the region, including India (2012), Indonesia (2006 and 2011), New Zealand (2007 and 2012), China (2009) and Fiji (2010).