Future expectations influence decisions made today. When making purchasing and investment decisions our choices can have an impact on our future. So too with ballot box decisions. When we buy a house or use social media our choices have future implications for us and the community.
Future concerns have been researched by foreseechange occasionally since 2002. The relative levels of future concern about issues has varied significantly over this period.
This June 2018 update comes at an important time, with a federal election and state elections in Victoria and NSW due in the next 12 months. At this time also, Australians have to decide whether or not to opt out of the My Health Record system.
It is based on a survey of 1,000 Australian adults in June 2018. Twelve issues were rated on the basis of how concerned about each respondents expected to be in the foreseeable future.
Issues rated included health, education, crime, climate change, housing affordability, corporate ethics, security of private information, adequate water supply, traffic congestion, unemployment, intrest rates, and the cost of living.
This report contains information which will be of interest to politicians, consumer marketers, and decision makers in a wide range of organisations interacting with the general public.