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Public perceptions series

Every three years we survey a representative sample of Queenslanders to monitor changes in their attitudes to police, local councils and public service agencies. We do this so that we can measure how well public sector agencies and employees are meeting community expectations of service delivery. We publish the results of these surveys in our Public perceptions series.

2010 Public Attitudes Survey

Perceptions of the public service key findings:

  • Respondents to the survey reported generally positive interactions with public sector employees
  • Compared with previous years, respondents were less likely to believe that enough is being done to combat corruption in public service agencies
  • Respondents had less confidence in how well complaints are processed
  • Read the report: Public perceptions of the public service (PDF, 533 KB).

Perceptions of local government key findings:

  • Respondents to this survey generally had a positive view of the behaviour of local government employees
  • They believed that misconduct in this area was more likely to be detected
  • Respondents' confidence in the quality of complaints-handling processes had declined since the 2008 survey
  • They were more likely to believe that they would suffer negative consequences if they complained about local government officials
  • Read the report: Public perceptions of local government (PDF, 531 KB).

    Perceptions of police key findings:

    • The majority of respondents to this survey believed that police are honest and generally behave well
    • Their confidence in the Queensland Police Service complaints-handling process had declined since the 2008 survey
    • These perspectives are particularly relevant in the current policy environment where there is a sustained focus on the Queensland Police Service complaints, discipline and misconduct system
    • Read the report: Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service (PDF, 688 KB).

      All surveys in the series

      Date Title
      2011-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2011
      Public perceptions of local government: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 536.0 kB)

      The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of local government employees.

      2011-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2011
      Public perceptions of the public service: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 532.2 kB)

      The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of the public service.

      2011-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2011
      Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service: findings from the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 687.0 kB)

      The findings of the 2010 Public Attitudes Survey, where members of the public give their impressions on the performance of the Queensland Police Service.

      2009-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2009
      Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service: findings from the 2008 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 1.2 MB)

      Presents key findings of the latest survey of public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service and identifies interesting changes over time.

      2007-09-01T10:00:00+10:00 09.2007
      Public perceptions of the Queensland public service and local government: findings from the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 740.5 kB)

      This report presents findings of the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the Queensland public service and local government.

      2006-06-01T20:00:00+10:00 06.2006
      Public perceptions of the QPS: findings from the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey (PDF, 780.6 kB)

      This report presents findings of the 2005 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the QPS.

      2003-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2003
      Public perceptions of the Queensland public sector and local government - 2002 Public attitudes survey (PDF, 224.9 kB)

      This report presents findings of the 2002 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the Queensland public service and local government. The report on public attitudes to the Queensland Police Service, also derived from the survey, has already been published.

      2003-02-01T20:00:00+10:00 02.2003
      Public perceptions of the Queensland Police Service - 2002 Survey (PDF, 235.9 kB)

      This report presents findings of the 2002 Public Attitudes Survey relating to the QPS.

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