Essential Report

Confidence in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Jul 6, 2021

Q. As vaccinations against Covid-19 are rolled out across Australia, how confident are you in each of the following?

That the rollout of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Australia…

TOTAL: Confident 05/07 07/06 26/04 01/03 01/02
… are being done efficiently 40% 43% 43% 68% 68%
… are being done safely 64% 67% 63% 73% 72%
… will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 56% 54% 52% 64% 58%

 

TOTAL: Confident State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
… are being done efficiently 41% 38% 39% 45% 34%
… are being done safely 67% 61% 59% 62% 63%
… will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 58% 52% 54% 54% 54%
Base (n) 553 275 220 87 106
  • Less than half of Australians are confident the rollout is being done efficiently (40% from 43% last month). Western Australians are now the least confident in this (34%), followed by Victorians (38%) and Queenslanders (39%).
  • 56% of Australians are confident the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will be effective at stopping the virus within the country (54% last month), and 64% are confident that it is being done safely (67% last month).
TOTAL: Confident 18-34
05/07 07/06 26/04 01/03
… are being done efficiently 40% 42% 50% 67%
… are being done safely 50% 58% 57% 71%
… will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 45% 53% 53% 63%
Base (n) 341 347 359 326

 

TOTAL: Confident NSW
05/07 07/06 26/04 01/03
… are being done efficiently 41% 47% 45% 66%
… are being done safely 67% 69% 65% 72%
… will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 58% 55% 56% 65%
Base (n) 553 349 348 330
  • The confidence of those in NSW in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout being done efficiently has fallen since March, from 66% to a low of 41% this month.
  • Confidence among those in NSW that the rollout is being done safely and will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country has also decreased since March (67% from 72%, and 58% from 65% in March respectively).
  • The confidence of those aged 18-34 in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues to waver. 45% are now confident the rollout will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within Australia (63% in March). 50% of those aged 18-34 are confident it is being done safely, a notable decrease from last month (58%), as well as the level in March (71%). 40% are now confident the rollout is being done efficiently (from 67% in March).

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