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Q. In your opinion, how effective are face masks or coverings at preventing the spread of Covid-19?
|Not that effective||20%||22%||17%||24%||19%||17%|
|Not effective at all||5%||7%||4%||5%||7%||4%|
|Not that effective||20%||19%||14%||24%||25%||26%|
|Not effective at all||5%||4%||5%||10%||2%||6%|
- There is widespread belief that using face masks can reduce the spread of the virus, 19% think they are very effective and 46% quite effective. Just 5% thinking they are not effective at all effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19.
- Victorians are most likely to believe masks are effective at preventing the spread of Covid-19 with 19% believing they are ‘very effective’ and 56% saying ‘quite effective’.
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- Federal government response to Covid-19
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- Confidence in Labor government handling of Covid-19 pandemic
- Satisfaction with speed of Covid-19 vaccine rollout
- Party most responsible for slow vaccine rollout
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