Essential Report

Party most responsible for slow vaccine rollout

Jun 8, 2021

Q. Which do you think is MOST responsible for Australians being vaccinated more slowly than you would like?

[Asked only to those who think any one of the groups listed above are being vaccinated against Covid-19 more slowly than they would like]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
The federal government 50% 52% 48% 48% 49% 52% 61% 36% 63% 59%
State and territory governments 23% 28% 17% 22% 23% 23% 14% 34% 15% 18%
International supply chains 8% 7% 8% 6% 7% 9% 9% 7% 5% 9%
Unavoidable delays in the production of vaccines 11% 8% 13% 14% 11% 8% 9% 15% 8% 9%
Unsure 9% 5% 13% 10% 10% 8% 8% 8% 8% 5%
Base (n) 755 374 381 225 222 308 250 284 78 95

 

State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
The federal government 48% 58% 41% 39% 53%
State and territory governments 22% 21% 29% 34% 15%
International supply chains 8% 7% 6% 5% 14%
Unavoidable delays in the production of vaccines 12% 7% 12% 13% 14%
Unsure 10% 8% 12% 9% 4%
Base (n) 225 203 158 61 74
  • Half (50%) of those who said any one of the groups listed in the previous question are being vaccinated more slowly than they would like think the federal government is most responsible for the slow rollout of vaccinations.
  • Compared to other Australians, Victorians are most likely to think the federal government is most responsible (58% of Victorians, followed by 53% of Western Australians, 48% of those in NSW, 41% Queenslanders and 39% South Australians).
  • 23% think state and territory governments are most responsible; Men and Coalition voters are most likely to think this.

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