A very high majority of Australians think we should learn more about the cultures of the many different ethnic groups of people who live in this country.
65% of Australians agreed that we should do more to learn about the cultures of our diverse communities.
Agreement that we should learn about the cultures of our diverse communities is stronger among younger people.
[Source: Scanlon Foundation 2017 and 2018 Mapping Social Cohesion Report]
Arts and culture are acknowledged to be important ways to understand and reflect our cultural diversity. Victorians strongly agree that the arts are important in expressing our diversity and increasing cultural understanding and cohesion.
The majority of Victorians believe that the arts have a 'big' or 'very big' impact on understanding other cultures and expressing our identity.
Over three quarters of Victorians agree that the arts reflect our cultural diversity.^
Learn more about understanding and celebrating our diversity at the Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey and the Australia Council National Arts Participation survey.
* Source: Scanlon Foundation 2018 Mapping Social Cohesion Report
^ Source: Australia Council National Arts Participation Survey, 2016