The Good Life?

Consumed: The State of Australian Consumerism

Christianity – it’s making our lives better, but we’re still captive to consumerism!

McCrindle partnered with Consumed to prepare the Consumed report in April 2019. The report explores Consumerism in Australia and its implications for society. The purpose of this research is to understand attitudes, beliefs and behaviours towards consumerism and its impacts on individuals and society.

Christianity is positively shaping us, and our desire to impact the world.

Australian Christians report being more satisfied with life and less anxious. They are less likely to be unemployed and have higher incomes than the average Australian. They are also more likely to believe the good life is one that involves impacting the community and the world.


Consumerism still captures far more of our imagination than God’s vision for the ‘Good Life’.


Less than a quarter of Christians reported that impacting their local communities or the world was important for the good life (23% and 17% respectively). They were far more likely to say that financial independence (51%), owning a home (42%), being well regarded (32%) and travelling the world (31%) are more important.

Consumerism is distracting us from our spirituality.

Given a few hours spare, Christians are more likely to watch TV (9.5%) than engage in something spiritual (6%). Not counting work, the top 5 activities that Christians spend their time on, does not include deepening their faith. Screentime is number 1!

We know we can do better, we know that we must.

We hope this research sets us on a course of translating our belief to our behaviours!

It's Time To Take Action!

The Report & Supporting Resources

Access to the report and all Resources is free. Simply fill in the webform below and you will receive an email with The Consumed Research Resource Pack (make sure you check your Junk mail if it doesn’t appear in your inbox within a few minutes of submitting the form).

The email will include the following:

The Report

A detailed research into what drives our Consumer habits.

The Infographic

High level information from the report presented in an easy to read and understand infographic.

Creative Conversation Guide

This guide details how we can take action towards creating better outcomes in our consumer choices.

Download the Research Pack Here

    It's Time To Create...

    We don’t just want you to be armed with knowledge and stats on the current state of our consumer habits. Instead, we want to empower in making a considered difference, not just individually, but collectively.

    The first step to creating a difference is to download the report and gain a better understanding of our world.

    The next step is to join us in developing a way forward. Check out our CREATE page where you’ll find your opportunity to share your ideas or join in other’s ideas to address the issue of consumption in our world.

    Create A Difference

    Join us in making a change in the way we consume. Check out our Create page.