Taking the Pulse of the Nation
Tracking the economic and social wellbeing of Australians.
Established in 2020, Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) surveys Australians every week to capture information about their financial position, their job security, their attitudes towards government policy and their experiences dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey contains responses from 1200 Australians, aged 18 years an over. The sample is stratified by gender, age and location to be representative of the Australian population.
The TTPN data is used to produce a free report each month, which explores an interesting or unusual result in the data findings. Melbourne Institute subscribers receive a copy of the TTPN report each month.
Taking the Pulse of the Nation survey reports
- July to August 2021
- April to June 2021
January to March 2021
October to December 2020
July to September 2020
April to June 2020
Vaccine Hesitancy Tracker
If you're interested in understanding Australians' willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you can view our Vaccine Hesitancy Tracker, which uses TTPN data to track vaccine hesitancy across Australia.
Taking the Pulse of the Nation Tracker
See how Australians' expectations and attitudes are changing in real-time. The tracker showcases the full suite of information we have available from the beginning of the TTPN survey.
Also related to the TTPN data findings are our Research Insights, a fortnightly analysis from a Melbourne Institute researcher into their area of interest. Regularly, TTPN data is turned into a Research Insight, giving Melbourne Institute researchers the opportunity to look deeply into one specific finding from the TTPN survey.
The Taking the Pulse of the Nation Survey was created to gain quick and dynamic insight into how Australians were coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it has since expanded in scope, in 2020 we produced many reports exploring the results of the Survey, with a focus on COVID-19 responses. Below are some of the reports that were generated during the pandemic.
Coping with COVID-19: Rethinking Australia
To see other Melbourne Institute reports related to the impact of COVID-19 on economic conditions please go here.