Natural disasters and neighbours’ support

Natural disasters have an enormous effect on the collective psyche of a community. This survey explored the changes people experienced with their relationships to their neighbours and communities following the catastrophic 2019/20 Summer Bushfire season in Australia.

Mental Health, Neighbours, Socialising, Society

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Trusting your neighbours

People’s perceptions of their neighbourhood affects the way in which we conceptualise belonging. In turn, this can mediate loneliness in communities. This survey explored people’s sense of belonging and trust within their neighbourhoods as a possible antidote to the loneliness epidemic.

Loneliness, Neighbours, Society

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Politics and Relationships

Dating someone with different political views to you can be challenging. Explaining to relatives why they shouldn’t vote for that person can be exhausting. This survey looks at how people navigate these political discrepancies with their loved ones.

Disputes, Family, Romantic Relationships, Society

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Pet Therapy

This survey explores people’s reasons for owning a pet, the theurepatic benefits of pet ownership and opinons about the efficacy of using pet’s in therapy services.

Loneliness, Mental Health, Society

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Contemporary views of marriage

Is marriage still necessary? This survey explores the benefits and disadvantages of modern marriage

Family, Romantic Relationships, Society

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Conflict between neighbours

Conflict between neighbours is more common than we might think. We explore tactics people use to overcome these experiences.

Disputes, Neighbours, Socialising, Society

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Attitudes to celebrating Valentine’s day

Valentine’s Day is a popular celebration of love, but do you and your partner feel the same way about it? We asked our respondents to share their thoughts on this divisive holiday.

Romantic Relationships, Society

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Finances and Relationships

Despite financial stress playing an important part in relationship breakdown, this survey suggests many don’t discuss their finances and many don’t care to.

Disputes, Romantic Relationships, Society

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Social isolation at Christmas time

Christmas can be a time of stress and loneliness for some. This survey explored if and how people felt socially isolated at this time of year.

Christmas, Family, Loneliness, Mental Health, Society

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Relationships with ageing parents

Relationships with parents change over time, especially as they age and the caring responsibilities shift. This survey looks at people’s attitudes towards their ageing parents and the conflicts that arise from this.

Children, Disputes, Family, Society

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Hearing the voices of children in family disputes

Protecting the rights and interests of the children in is an important aspect of the system set up to assist famililies resolve the legal aspect of family relationship issues. This survey looked at people’s opinions on children’s involvement within this system and the qualifications of those assisting families through this process.

Disputes, Family, Society, The Family Court

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Loneliness and neighbourhood identification

This survey utilises five questions measuring psychological distress. It measures this against perceptions of neighbourhood identification to see well-being affects how people relate to their community.

Loneliness, Mental Health, Neighbours, Society

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Families and how to define them in modern society

Society’s concept of a family has changed a lot over time. As families begin to be characterised by increasing diversity, this survey explores people’s perceptions of family and what events change these perceptions.

Family, Society, The Family Court

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The effects of partnering on friendships

This survey examines how partnering and separation affects close friendships, with the aim of better understanding how the wellbeing of people experiencing relationship breakdown might be negatively impacted by changes in their core friendships.

Friends, Romantic Relationships, Society

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Infidelity

This survey explored the concept of infidelity; what people considered most destructive behaviour, the causes of infidelity, the types of people likely to be unfaithful, and the estimated rate of infidelity in Australia.

Disputes, Romantic Relationships, Society

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Online dating

Online dating has become and increasingly popular way to meet new people. This survey explored people’s willingness to date online, what they expected from the experience and the usefulness of the service.

Internet, Romantic Relationships, Society

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