The United States Studies Centre conducted a major survey on the views of Australians towards the United States and the 2008 presidential election, undertaken in October during the financial crisis.

DownloadSurvey: Australians, Americans and the 2008 Presidential Election

Professor Simon Jackman Visiting Professor in the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Politics at Stanford University in California conducted the survey "Australians, Americans and the 2008 Presidential Election" that also compared attitudes of Australians with those of Americans on the same issues.

The survey comprises telephone interviews of 800 respondents and an on-line survey of 3,000 respondents. The field work was conducted by Brisbane based Q & A Research.