What are your views on Australia’s alliance with the United States

Aim of the Questionnaire: To gain an insight into the perception individuals hold in relation to the Australian Government’s decisions and participation in international conflict issues and its consequences for Australia’s own national security.

IPAN is seeking a broad range of views from the Australian people in relation to the Australia–U.S alliance

Note: All questionnaire responses will be de-identified when the results are compiled

If you have completed a hard copy version of this questionnaire, please do not complete this online version

Please select one response per question

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* 1. Information on respondents:

AGE: Please select your age bracket

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* 2. Gender

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* 3. Do you identify as an:

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* 4. State/Territory

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* 5. Postcode

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* 6. Name (Optional)
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* 7. Email Address (Optional)

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* 8. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

The United States would come to Australia’s aid if Australia’s security was threatened.

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* 9. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Australia’s alliance with the United States makes it more likely that Australia will be drawn into a war that would not be in Australia’s interests.

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* 10. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Australia’s national security has been damaged by its support and participation with the U.S. in conflicts such as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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* 11. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Australia’s international reputation has been harmed by its constant support for and participation in U.S. foreign policy.

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* 12. The decision to commit Australian troops and resources to the war in Iraq was made by the Prime Minister and cabinet, despite mass public opposition to the war.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

Both houses of the Australian Parliament should debate and vote on any decision to commit Australian troops and resources to overseas military operations.

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* 13. To what extent do you believe that Australia’s active adherence to U.S foreign policy has contributed to Australia’s deteriorating trade relationship with China over recent years?

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* 14. Are you concerned that because of the U.S alliance, Australia could be drawn into a war with China?

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* 15. Currently the United States military has several intelligence gathering installations on Australian territory (e.g. Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap; North West Cape). How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

The basing of United States military forces/intelligence gathering installations on Australian territory makes Australia safer?

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* 16. Overall, if Australia was to end its alliance with the United States, Australia would be

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* 17. Thank you for participating in this questionnaire

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