Australian Values Study

Client: Australian National University

The Australian Values Study (AVS) is the Australian arm of the World Values Survey (WVS), the world’s largest social research study. It is conducted in 97 countries across the world, covering almost 90 per cent of the world’s population. The 2018 AVS was conducted by the Social Research Centre using an innovative address-based sampling (ABS) frame and push-to-web design.

Results of the global WVS will be used to identify change in what people across the world want out of life and what they believe. The Australian arm will be used to track changes in cultural and political values and beliefs in Australia and, in an era of global political dissatisfaction, will compare these to other cultures around the world.

Related links: Further information on the outcomes of the AVS, including the full report, is available at: