Essential Report

Coronavirus concerns

Apr 21, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Australia?

  20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 44% 45% 51% 53% 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 43% 43% 37% 35% 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 11% 9% 10% 10% 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 2% 3% 2% 3% 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 44% 48% 45% 39% 46% 40%
Quite concerned 43% 40% 44% 46% 42% 45%
Not that concerned 11% 11% 9% 14% 10% 14%
Not at all concerned 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Base (n) 1,051 341 325 385 722 329
  • Concern about the threat of Covid-19 has stayed steady falling the softening last week. 44% are very concerned about the outbreak (45% last week) with a further 43% who are quite concerned (43% last week).
  • Concern has fallen for the second week among over 55 year olds. The proportion saying they are very concerned has decreased from 54% to 39% over the past two weeks.

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