2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer

The Australian Reconciliation Barometer (ARB) is a national research survey – conducted every two years – that looks at the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and how perceptions affect progress towards reconciliation.

The 2022 ARB surveyed a national sample of 532 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and 1990 general community members, across all states and territories.

Both the general community sample and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sample are weighted to be representative in terms of age group, gender and location (state and territory populations), as per Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Census data.

The 2022 reports shows that: 

  • As in previous years, almost all Australians–Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and general community members–believe the relationship between each other is important.
  • Nearly all Australians want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a say in their own affairs- with a significant increase in support for a treaty.
  • Mutual trust between First Nations people and other Australians is strong. 
  • A majority believe it is important to undertake formal truth-telling processes in relation to Australia’s shared history
ARB 2022 report cover image

2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer Summary Report File Size: 4 MB

2022 Australian Reconciliation Barometer
Full Report File Size: 2 MB

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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