Attitudes towards the tracing app

May 12, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about the suggested COVIDSafe app?

  TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree, nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
This app would help limit the spread of Covid-19 55% 20% 20% 34% 25% 11% 9%
This app would speed up the removal of physical distancing restrictions 48% 21% 15% 33% 31% 14% 7%
I would be concerned with the security of my personal data if this app was on my phone 47% 29% 23% 24% 24% 17% 12%
I’m confident the government will adequately protect any data it collects about me via the app 45% 31% 18% 27% 24% 17% 13%
I’m confident the government will not misuse any data it collects about me via the app 44% 29% 18% 27% 26% 16% 13%
I would be comfortable being in close contact with others who didn’t have the app 39% 25% 13% 26% 37% 16% 9%

 

TOTAL: Agree   Gender Age Group
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
This app would help limit the spread of Covid-19 55% 55% 54% 49% 51% 63%
This app would speed up the removal of physical distancing restrictions 48% 50% 47% 45% 48% 51%
I would be concerned with the security of my personal data if this app was on my phone 47% 47% 47% 49% 54% 39%
I’m confident the government will adequately protect any data it collects about me via the app 45% 47% 44% 42% 44% 49%
I’m confident the government will not misuse any data it collects about me via the app 44% 45% 43% 39% 42% 51%
I would be comfortable being in close contact with others who didn’t have the app 39% 42% 36% 40% 41% 35%
Base (n) 1,067 532 535 341 341 385

 

TOTAL: Agree Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
This app would help limit the spread of Covid-19 55% 64% 44% 44%
This app would speed up the removal of physical distancing restrictions 47% 57% 40% 37%
I would be concerned with the security of my personal data if this app was on my phone 54% 38% 53% 57%
I’m confident the government will adequately protect any data it collects about me via the app 43% 58% 25% 35%
I’m confident the government will not misuse any data it collects about me via the app 40% 56% 33% 33%
I would be comfortable being in close contact with others who didn’t have the app 43% 40% 31% 44%
Base (n) 306 418 86 143
  • Less than half agree that they are confident the government will adequately protect any data it collects (45%) and not misuse that data (44%).
  • 55% agree the app would help limit the spread of Covid-19, 48% agree it would speed up the removal of physical distancing restrictions and 39% would be comfortable being in close contact with others who don’t have the app.
  • 47% are concerned with the security of their personal data if this app was on their phone.

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