Q. Which of the following do you think is currently the biggest barrier to the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Australia?
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|Unwillingness among people who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated||48%||50%||47%||43%||44%||57%||41%||60%||30%||52%|
|A shortage of supply of Covid-19 vaccines for people who are eligible and willing to get vaccinated||52%||50%||53%||57%||56%||43%||59%||40%||70%||48%|
- The general population is split on the biggest barrier to the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout; Just over half (52%) think the biggest barrier is a shortage of supply of Covid-19 vaccines for people who are eligible and willing to get vaccinated, while just under half (48%) think it’s an unwillingness among people who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine to get vaccinated.
- Those aged over 55 are more likely than younger cohorts to think the biggest barrier is related to an unwillingness to get vaccinated among those who can (57% to 44% of those aged 35-54, and 43% of those aged 18-34).
- Coalition voters are also more likely than other voters to think unwillingness is the main issue (60% to 41% Labor voters, 30% Greens voters and 52% minor/independent party voters).
- There is no difference in views across states.
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.