Dataset: Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Fiji at Home and in the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy


This is the first Lowy Institute Fiji Poll, a wide-ranging survey of public opinion in Fiji about the performance of Fiji’s military-led government and Fiji’s relations with the world.  

A face-to-face opinion survey conducted in Fiji between 19 and 21 August 2011 using a sample of 1,032 adults randomly selected from the major urban and peri-urban areas of Viti Levu (the main island of Fiji), covering Greater Suva (Lami, Suva, Nasinu and Nausori), and the western division  (Nadi, Lautoka and Ba). The sample was stratified by ethnicity, gender, age and location.  

Questions focused on the implementation of government promises, the role of Fiji’s military, and democracy. Foreign policy questions addressed Fiji’s relationships with traditional and newer partners, Fiji’s role in the Pacific, and Fiji’s suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum and the Commonwealth.

Variable Groups

Full Title

Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Fiji at Home and in the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Identification Number

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation:
Jenny Haywood-Jones Lowy Institute for International Policy

Other identifications and acknowledgments

Name Affiliation: Role:
Caz Tebbut Tebbut Research Managing Director
Tim Wilson Tebbut Research General Manager Fiji
Viema Rokovu Tebbut Research Field Manager
Sol Lebovic Private Consultant Consultant


Name Affiliation: Abbreviation: Role:
Jenny Haywood-Jones Lowy Institute for International Policy Producer


Copyright © 2012, Lowy Institute for International Policy. All rights reserved.

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation: Role: Grant:
Lowy Institute for International Policy, Myer Foundation Melanesia Program Funder

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation: Abbreviation:
Australian Data Archive The Australian National University ADA


Name Affiliation: Abbreviation:
Fergus Hanson Lowy Institute for International Policy

Date of Deposit


Date of Distribution


Series Name

Lowy Institute Poll


Version 1.0

Date: 2011-12-15

Version Responsibility Statement

Leanne den Hartog, Australian Data Archive

Bibliographic Citation

Haywood-Jones, J., Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Fiji at Home and in the World - Public Opinion and Foreign Policy. [Computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2012.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start: End: Cycle:
2011-08-19 2011-08-21

Date of Collection

Start: End: Cycle:
2011-08-19 2011-08-21



Geographic Coverage


Geographic Unit


Unit of Analysis



Fijians aged 18 years and over living in Vita Levu (the main island of Fiji)

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Trend study

Data Collector

Field Works Market Research

Sampling Procedure

Multi-stage stratified random sample

Major Deviations from the Sample Design


Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Type of Research Instrument


Actions to Minimize Losses

Multiple call backs. Appointments made for those unable to respond immediately.


Weighted  against the 2006 Population Census.

Cleaning Operations

Random checks were conducted on the data by the archive for missing variable and value labels, out of range values and wild codes, logical inconsistencies, and confidentiality.


Start points were selected ar random, and respondents were selected at random from within the household to quota. A portion of the interviews were conducted in either partially or entirely in Fijian or Fijian Hindi. The balance was conducted in English.

Response Rate

Response rates not given

Class of the Study

Level 2

Completeness of Study Stored

Complete collection stored

Confidentiality Declaration

Special Permissions


The depositor may be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.

Citation Requirement

All manuscripts based in whole or in part on these data should:

(i) identify the data and original investigators by using the recommended bibliographic reference to the data file;

(ii) acknowledge the Australian Data Archive and, where the data are made available through the Australian Data Archive by another archive, acknowledge that archive;

(iii) declare that those who carried out the original analysis and collection of the data bear no responsibility for the further analysis or interpretation of them.

Deposit Requirement

In order to assemble essential information about archival resources and to facilitate the exchange of information about users’ research activities, individuals are required to email ADA ( with the bibliographic details and, where available, online links to any published work (including journal articles, books or book chapters, conference presentations, theses or any other publications or outputs) based wholly or in part on the material.


Use of the material is solely at the user's risk. The depositor, The Australian National University and the Australian Data Archive shall not be held responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the material supplied.

Related Materials

Lowy Institute Poll 2011: Fiji at Home and in the World: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Sydney, Australia: Lowy Institute for International Policy

Poll report for the 2011 Lowy Poll. Includes the questions and text (in place of the questionnaire).

A copy of this file is also included in the ADA archival holdings for preservation purposes.

Related Studies

Lowy Institute Polls

Data Files Description

File Name

Overall Case Count


Overall Variable Count


Type of File

Nesstar 200801


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