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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
June 3rd, 2014
Episode 230 of 412 episodes
In conjunction with the release of the 2014 Lowy Institute Poll today, we have recorded a podcast which outlines and explains the methodology used in our annual polling. In this podcast Lowy Institute Poll Director Alex Oliver, speaks with Sol Lebovic, who has provided independent advice and technical support to the Lowy Institute over the last six years of our polling program. Sol is one of Australia’s most distinguished pollsters, founding Newspoll in 1985 and directing it for more than two decades. Sol explains in this podcast how the Lowy Institute Poll’s sample size, sample selection and weighting methods provide a reliable and rigorous survey which is representative of the views of the Australian public, with an error margin of approximately 3.1%.