Jezebel is occasionally interested in things that happen outside of America, maybe it might be interested in this? :)

VicHealth are the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.…

Over 17,500 individuals were surveyed via phone interview. The data is presented compared and contrasted to the survey as taken in 1995 and 2009.

Copypasta from p.3 of the summary report.


Most Australians recognise that violence against women includes a wide range of behaviours designed to intimidate and control women – not just physical assault.


Since 1995 there has been an increase in the proportion of Australians who recognise non-physical behaviours as violence against women.

Most are aware that partner violence and forced sex in a relationship are against the law.


Most people recognise that partner violence is usually perpetrated by men.


Although more Australians are now aware of the many different forms violence against women can take, there is still more work to do to emphasise that it can be more than physical violence.


Since 1995 there has been a decrease in people who agree that violence is perpetrated mainly by men.

Between 2009 and 2013 there was a decrease in those who recognise that women are more likely than men to suffer physical harm and fear as a result of this violence.


Between 2009 and 2013 fewer people agreed that violence against women was common.

The above link contains PDFs of the summary report, full report, technical report and appendices. Have at it, data nerds!