Coronavirus concerns

Mar 24, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of the Coronavirus in Australia?

  22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 39% 36% 39% 41% 40% 36%
Quite concerned 43% 43% 44% 43% 43% 45%
Not that concerned 14% 18% 12% 12% 13% 26%
Not at all concerned 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 3%
Base (n) 1,034 342 327 365 703 331
  • Concern about the threat of the Covid-19 virus has increased this week as the impact of the outbreak affects more of the country. 39% are now very concerned by the threat (up from 27% at the start of the month), while 43% say they are quite concerned (up from 36%).
  • Concern is highest among over 55 year olds (41% very concerned) and those in capital cities (40% concerned)

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