Australia’s Gen Zs: data collection


Data collection

There is currently no coherent, evidence-based understanding of Australian teenager’s experiences and understandings of religious, spiritual, gender and sexual diversity and their relationship to diverse educational contexts. This Australian Research Council funded national study “Young Australians’ perspectives on religions and non-religious worldviews” comprises 11 focus groups with students in Years 9 and 10 in three states (ages 15-16), a nationally representative telephone survey of 1200 people aged 13-18, and 30 in-depth, follow-up interviews with survey participants in order to systematically elicit diverse young people’s understandings and experiences. Our aim is to enhance and inform debates about how education assists or impedes intercultural understanding as well as enhancing wellbeing and social inclusion. Knowing more about young people's perspectives and what influences them can facilitate the development of appropriate educational responses in schools, and, at the level of educational policy development.


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