Essential Report

Clarity of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Aug 31, 2021

Q. How clear and easy to understand are the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions/rules affecting the area you live in?

[Asked only to respondents with lockdown restrictions in their area]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very clear and easy to understand 40% 42% 39% 32% 45% 44% 43% 44% 36% 27%
Fairly clear and easy to understand 42% 40% 45% 54% 36% 37% 42% 42% 46% 37%
Not that clear and easy to understand 12% 11% 13% 10% 12% 14% 11% 10% 15% 22%
Not at all clear and easy to understand 5% 7% 4% 4% 6% 6% 4% 4% 3% 14%
Base (n) 925 465 460 308 324 293 324 344 80 97

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very clear and easy to understand 29% 50% 44% 46% 50%
Fairly clear and easy to understand 44% 36% 48% 37% 45%
Not that clear and easy to understand 19% 10% 7% 10% 4%
Not at all clear and easy to understand 8% 4% 2% 7% 1%
Base (n) 345 275 156 58 51
  • Most people understand the Covid-19 restrictions in their area, with 40% saying they are very clear and easy to understand, and 42% saying they are fairly clear and easy to understand.
  • Restrictions in NSW are less clear than in Victoria. Just 29% in NSW say the restrictions are very clear and easy to understand (50% in Victoria).

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