Dr Jill Sheppard

School of Politics and International Relations
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Jill Sheppard's research focuses on why people participate in politics, what opinions they hold and why, and how both are shaped by political institutions and systems. Her current projects include studies of ethnic political participation in Australia, opinion formation and electoral behaviour, compulsory voting and its effects on voters, and social class in Australia. Recent papers on participation and voting have been published in Australia and internationally.

Methodologically, her interests focus on sampling and fielding population-based surveys, questionnaire design, and respondent recruitment and retention. Jill is an investigator on Australia's contribution to the Asian Barometer and World Values Survey projects, and the Australian Election Study, as well as authoring the ANUpoll.

My news stories

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31 July 2018
Data collected for the Australian National University (ANU) annual ANUpoll series shows Australians are comfortable with their...
Image: Zach Lipton.
15 November 2017
ANU experts have given their opinion on today's historic Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey result and its implications for...
19 April 2017
A new ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of...
2016 Australian Election Study
20 December 2016
A major review of the 2016 Australian election has found record low levels of voter interest in the election and record low...
30 October 2015
What class are you? Do the test on the ABC website. A comprehensive new survey of Australian attitudes has shattered the long-...