An online survey was launched on February 24th and publicized through social media to get a wider reach of Bougainvilleans living outside the region.
The online survey is focused on understanding how people living outside the region are getting information about ABG and the upcoming referendum.
ABG Director of Media and Communications, Adriana Schmidt, said good awareness is key to keeping people informed and confident about what is happening to decide Bougainville’s future political status.
The independent survey is being conducted by the Queensland University of Technology using Bougainville researchers who produced the first Bougainville Audience Study in 2015.
In December last year, Bougainville researchers undertook 570 individual surveys and conducted over 200 focus group discussion across Bougainville. The online survey will capture the views of people living outside Bougainville as well as focus group discussions.
Based on the findings of the 2015 study, the ABG made a lot of improvements to government information.
Bougainvilleans living outside Bougainville are encouraged to complete the survey as openly and honestly as possible.
Copies of the first Bougainville Audience Study can be downloaded at: www.abg.gov.pg/reports