Attitudes towards nationalism and Covid-19

Dec 1, 2020

Q. Thinking now about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world, which of the following statements is closest to your views?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
The pandemic has shown that the world is interconnected. The best way to respond to global threats in the future is to cooperate and provide assistance to other countries 48% 50% 45% 51% 48% 44% 48% 46% 60% 38%
The pandemic has shown that in times of crisis, it is every country for itself. Australia needs to be economically strong and maintain strict border protections to deal with global threats in the future 52% 50% 55% 49% 52% 56% 52% 54% 40% 62%
Base (n) 1,034 528 506 329 320 385 322 430 88 107
  • Australians are split on their views towards the lessons from Covid-19. 52% think the pandemic has shown that in times of crisis, it is every country for itself, whereas 48% think the pandemic has shown that the world is inter-connected, and countries need to cooperate to respond to global threats.

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