Q. Some employers want to require their workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Which of the following is closer to your view?
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|The federal government should coordinate uniform laws across the states||45%||46%||43%||32%||41%||59%||42%||53%||29%||41%|
|Individual state health authorities should impose health mandates on their states||25%||23%||26%||34%||24%||17%||29%||22%||28%||22%|
|Individual workplaces should be able to make decisions about their own workers||31%||30%||31%||34%||34%||25%||29%||25%||43%||38%|
|The federal government should coordinate uniform laws across the states||51%||44%||42%||37%||41%|
|Individual state health authorities should impose health mandates on their states||19%||28%||21%||32%||34%|
|Individual workplaces should be able to make decisions about their own workers||30%||27%||37%||31%||25%|
- More people think the federal government should take the responsibility for mandatory vaccinations for workers by coordinating uniform laws across states (45%), than those who think this responsibility should be left to individual state governments (25%), or individual workplaces (31%).
- Those most likely to want the federal government to take responsibility for decisions on mandatory vaccinations for workers include those aged over 55 (59%), Coalition voters (53%) and people in NSW (51%).
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.
In this week's report:
- Federal government response to Covid-19
- State government response to Covid-19
- Views towards reopening international borders
- Views towards state border closures
- Comprehension and confidence in PM’s plan to ‘safely reopen’ Australia
- Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine
- Necessity of mandatory vaccinations in specific situations
- Views towards easing restrictions for fully vaccinated people