The Australian nation is generally prosperous, well endowed with many natural resources, and has a stable system of government. Nevertheless, complex problems, endemic poverty for certain sectors of society, environmental issues, and the possibility of risks and failures accompany even the best of our way of life.
In the 2011 National Church Life Survey, a sample of Catholic, Anglican and Protestant church attenders were surveyed on their views of problems facing Australia. They were asked to indicate how important certain problems were from a list of 15 options.
Miriam Pepper, Ruth Powell, Sam Sterland and Steve Bevis.
Bevis, S., Pepper, M., Powell, R., & Hancock, N. (2013). Problems facing Australia: Attender attitudes. NCLS Research Fact Sheet 13002. Sydney: NCLS Research.