Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

Q. How likely do you think it is, that you will develop Covid-19?

  22/03 09/03
Very likely 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 45% 43%
Very unlikely 13% 26%
Base (n) 1,034 1,096

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very likely 8% 10% 8% 5% 9% 5%
Somewhat likely 34% 35% 36% 32% 34% 35%
Somewhat unlikely 45% 43% 43% 49% 43% 49%
Very unlikely 13% 12% 13% 14% 14% 11%
Base (n) 1,034 342 327 365 703 331
  • There has been an increase in the likelihood of developing Covid-19 during the last fortnight. 42% now say it is somewhat or very likely that they will develop Covid-19 (up from 31%).
  • Younger people (aged 18-34, 10% very likely to develop Covid-19) and those living in capital cities (9%) are more likely to expect to develop the virus than older people (55+) and those living in regional areas.

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