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Public Opinion

Wake-up call for a stale relationship

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Fergus Hanson, Director of Polling at the Lowy Institute, writes on findings from the Lowy Institute's 2012 Indonesia Poll, 'Shattering Stereotypes, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy'.The Australian, 20 March 2012, p. 9

What makes us tick?

In this challenging essay, Program Director for Polling Fergus Hanson looks at the quirky history of scientific opinion polling and the role polls play in foreign policy. He suggests two key functions: to subtly serve the stability of the international system and to function as a mirror to our

Lowy Institute Poll launch

The 2010 Lowy Institute Poll, 'Australia and the world: public opinion and foreign policy', was launched on 31 May by Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Wesley, followed by an interactive discussion with panelists Stephen Loosley, Miranda Devine and Arthur Sinodinos

Wary of China, neglectful of Japan and warming to the US

In an opinion piece in The Australian, Dr Michael Wesley and Fergus Hanson examine how Australians view the world, drawing on five years of Lowy Institute polling. They find Australians to be outward-looking and engaged in international affairs. The vast majority feel safe and Australians are

America image rebounds

Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director Global Issues and Fergus Hanson, Research Fellow and author of the 2009 Lowy Institute Poll on public opinion and foreign policy, sift the global poll numbers on attitudes towards the United States, and report the Bush era is officially over.The Daily Beast, 13

Down Under, America is on top

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Lowy Institute Director of Studies Andrew Shearer writes on the rebound in Australian public attitudes towards the United States and growing unease about China's rise revealed in the 2008 Lowy Institute Poll.Wall Street Journal Asia, 1 October