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Sep 28, 2021
Essential Research

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway in Australia.

Which of the following best describes your situation? 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

75% 74% 75% 63% 73% 86% 77% 81% 74% 61%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 9% 10% 8% 16% 9% 2% 7% 9% 10% 8%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 10% 9% 11% 15% 10% 6% 13% 6% 10% 8%
I’d never get vaccinated 7% 8% 6% 7% 8% 5% 3% 4% 6% 23%
Base (n) 1,094 539 555 341 368 385 366 397 101 130

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

83% 77% 67% 60% 70%
I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 7% 9% 8% 15% 11%
I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet 4% 8% 16% 12% 14%
I’d never get vaccinated 6% 6% 9% 13% 4%
Base (n) 348 277 211 89 111
  • Uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine continues to increase, with 75% having received at least a first dose. A further 9% are waiting to receive a first dose they have already booked in.
  • Overall, 7% of people say they do not intend to get a vaccine, but this is highest among those intending to vote for a minor party at 23% (e.g. One Nation or UAP) or an independent candidate at the next federal election.
Apr 26, 2021
Essential Research

Satisfaction with speed of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Q. Which of the following best describes your view on how quickly Australians are being vaccinated against Covid-19?

They are being vaccinated…

  This week

26/04

Two weeks ago 12/04
… much more quickly than I would like 11% 13%
… a bit more quickly than I would like 9% 8%
… at about the right speed 21% 19%
… a bit more slowly than I would like 26% 25%
… a lot more slowly than I would like 19% 27%
Unsure 14% 9%
TOTAL:  More quickly than I would like 19% 20%
TOTAL:  More slowly than I would like 45% 52%
Base (n) 1,090 1,368

 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
… much more quickly than I would like 11% 13% 9% 16% 13% 4% 9% 11% 9% 19%
… a bit more quickly than I would like 9% 10% 7% 13% 11% 3% 10% 10% 8% 5%
… at about the right speed 21% 23% 20% 26% 19% 19% 17% 27% 18% 18%
… a bit more slowly than I would like 26% 25% 27% 23% 19% 36% 30% 29% 24% 17%
… a lot more slowly than I would like 19% 20% 19% 9% 18% 30% 24% 17% 20% 23%
Unsure 14% 9% 19% 14% 20% 8% 10% 6% 20% 18%
TOTAL:  More quickly than I would like 19% 23% 16% 29% 24% 7% 19% 21% 17% 25%
TOTAL:  More slowly than I would like 45% 45% 45% 32% 36% 66% 54% 45% 45% 39%
Base (n) 1,090 539 551 359 289 442 362 414 95 114
  • 45% now think Australians are being vaccinated against Covid-19 more slowly than they would like, a drop from two weeks ago (52%), as more participants are unsure about the speed of the vaccination rollout (14% this week, 9% two weeks ago).
  • The proportion of participants who think Australians are being vaccinated more quickly than they would like is on par with last fortnight (19% this week, 20% two weeks ago).
  • Those over 55 are still more likely than younger cohorts to think the vaccine rollout is progressing more slowly than they would like (66% compared to 36% of 35-54 and 32% those 18-34 years old).
  • Labor voters are also still the most likely voters to think the vaccine rollout is progressing more slowly than they would like (54% compared to 45% Coalition voters, 45% Greens voters and 39% independent and minor party voters).
Apr 13, 2021
Essential Research

Satisfaction with speed of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Q. Which of the following best describes your view on how quickly Australians are being vaccinated against Covid-19?

They are being vaccinated…

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other  
… much more quickly than I would like 13% 16% 10% 17% 18% 4% 10% 12% 16% 22%  
… a bit more quickly than I would like 8% 8% 7% 12% 9% 2% 7% 10% 8% 6%  
… at about the right speed 19% 18% 20% 24% 20% 13% 15% 21% 22% 14%  
… a bit more slowly than I would like 25% 23% 26% 24% 19% 31% 23% 34% 19% 13%  
… a lot more slowly than I would like 27% 28% 27% 15% 24% 42% 37% 19% 30% 30%  
Unsure 9% 7% 11% 9% 11% 8% 8% 4% 6% 16%  
TOTAL:  More quickly than I would like 20% 24% 17% 29% 27% 6% 16% 22% 24% 28%  
TOTAL:  More slowly than I would like 52% 52% 53% 39% 43% 73% 60% 52% 49% 42%  
Base (n) 1,368 669 699 426 460 482 483 471 123 165  
  • Just over half of Australians (52%) think Australians are being vaccinated against Covid-19 more slowly than they would like, with nearly a third (27%) feeling vaccinations are progressing a lot more slowly than they would like.
  • 20% think Australians are being vaccinated against Covid-19 more quickly than they would like and 9% are unsure.
  • Those over 55 are much more likely than younger cohorts to think the vaccine rollout is progressing more slowly than they would like (73% compared to 43% of those 35-54 and 39% those 18-34).
  • Labor voters are the most likely voters to think the vaccine rollout is progressing more slowly than they would like (60% compared to 52% Coalition voters, 49% Greens voters and 42% independent and minor party voters).
Sep 3, 2019
Essential Research

Following Federal politics

Q. Which of the following statements best describes your following of Federal politics?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I follow it closely 15% 22% 9% 14% 14% 17%
I follow it enough to know what’s happening 38% 41% 35% 27% 34% 51%
I follow it when something big is happening 23% 21% 25% 26% 27% 18%
I only pay attention when there’s an election 8% 6% 11% 11% 10% 5%
I have no interest in politics 15% 11% 20% 22% 16% 9%
Base (n) 1,075 527 548 328 373 374

 

  Total Federal Voting Intention (Lower House)
Labor NET: Coalition Greens Independent / Other
I follow it closely 15% 17% 18% 14% 12%
I follow it enough to know what’s happening 38% 35% 50% 37% 37%
I follow it when something big is happening 23% 26% 21% 28% 18%
I only pay attention when there’s an election 8% 12% 5% 10% 9%
I have no interest in politics 15% 20% 6% 11% 23%
Base (n) 1,075 336 381 100 137
  • Just 15% of people say they closely follow Federal politics, and the same proportion say they have no interest in politics.
  • Those most likely to say they closely follow Federal politics are men (22%), those aged over 55 (17%) and Coalition voters (18%).
  • Those most likely to say they have no interest in politics are women (20%), younger people aged 18-34 (22%), Labor voters (20%) and those who intend to vote for an independent candidate or other party (23%).
May 7, 2019
Essential Research

Previous Voting Practice

Q. Which of the following statements best describes how you have voted in previous Federal elections? 

  Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
I always vote for a major party (either Labor or Liberal/National) 44% 58% 59% 5% 15%
I usually vote for the major parties, but sometimes shift to minor party or independent 36% 35% 36% 36% 37%
I usually vote for a minor party or independent but sometimes vote for a major party 13% 6% 3% 40% 30%
I always vote for a minor party or independent 7% 2% 1% 20% 18%
  • 44% of people said they always voted for a major party (either Labor or Liberal/Nationals) and a further 36% say they usually vote for one of these parties.
  • Those aged over 55 years are most likely to always vote for a major party (52%).
  • 41% of those intending to vote Green at the next election said they always, or usually voted for a major party, 52% of people intending to vote for a minor party (One Nation, UAP etc.) or an independent candidate said they always/usually voted for a major party.
Sep 25, 2018
Essential Research

Representing interests of groups

Q. Which of the major parties would be best at representing the interests of the following groups?

  Liberal Labor No difference Don’t know
Women 15% 25% 43% 18%
Young people 14% 26% 43% 17%
People from non English speaking background 12% 26% 43% 20%
Older people 21% 24% 37% 18%
Men 22% 17% 43% 17%
Indigenous people 10% 24% 46% 20%
LGBTi 10% 23% 39% 28%
Young families 14% 28% 38% 19%
All Australians 19% 23% 41% 17%

 

Around 2 in 5 think there is no difference between the major parties in terms of whose interests they represent.

The Labor Party is thought to best represent the interests of all groups listed except for men (22% Liberal/17% Labor).

The largest gaps between the parties are for representing the interests of people from non-English speaking backgrounds (Labor 26%/Liberal 12%), indigenous people (Labor 24%/Liberal 10%) and young families (Labor 28%/Liberal 14%).

Jan 9, 2018
Essential Research

State voting intention SA

Q. If a State Election was held today to which party will you probably give your first preference vote? If not sure, which party are you currently leaning toward? If don’t know -Well which party are you currently leaning to?

  Election

Mar 2014

  Oct-Dec 2015 Jan-Mar

2016

Apr-Jun 2016 Jul-Sep 2016 Oct-Dec 2016 Jan-Mar 2017 Apr-Jun 2017 Jul-Sep 2017 Oct-Dec 2017
Sample 797 803 912 942 880 779 911 948 876
First preference vote        
Liberal 44.8% 32% 29% 30% 30% 32% 28% 31% 30% 31%
Labor 35.8% 39% 37% 34% 38% 35% 35% 36% 37% 34%
Greens 8.7% 10% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 7% 6% 8%
Nick Xenophon ‘s SA-Best 15% 20% 16% 17% 18% 19% 18% 22%
Other/Independent 10.7% 19% 10% 9% 9% 8% 12% 8% 10% 6%
2PP  
Liberal 53.0% 46% 46% 49% 46% 49% 48% 48% 48% 49%
Labor 47.0% 54% 54% 51% 54% 51% 52% 52% 52% 51%

 

On first preference votes Labor is on 34%, Liberals 31%, SA-Best 22% and Greens 8%. SA-Best (formerly Nick Xenophon Team) is up 4 points on the previous quarter.

The 2PP favours Labor 51/49, but is very much dependent on the flow of SA-Best preferences (approximated at 60/40 to the Liberals which is the pollster’s estimate based on current polling).

 

Aug 15, 2017
Essential Research

View of Federal Government

Q. Which of the following statement best describe your view of the Federal Government?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
I don’t like their policies or the decisions they have been making 41%   64% 10% 69% 54%
I like their policies and am satisfied with the progress they are making 15%   8% 31% 9% 2%
I like their policies but they are not making enough progress in implementing them 28%   16% 49% 11% 31%
Don’t know 16%   13% 11% 11% 13%

Respondents were divided strongly according to party preferences on the Government’s policies. 41% said they don’t like the Government’s policies while 43% like their policies. However, for those who like their policies a majority (28%) believed they were not making enough progress in implementing them and while only 15% were satisfied with the progress they are making.

Among Liberal/National voters about half (49%) liked their policies but were dissatisfied with the progress they are making.

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