Essential Report

Preferred long-term approach to Australia’s quarantine system

Jun 22, 2021

Q. Which of the following do you think should be Australia’s long-term approach to safely quarantining international travellers?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Hotel quarantine 9% 9% 8% 14% 9% 5% 7% 12% 9% 6%
Purpose-built quarantine facilities 65% 60% 71% 49% 64% 80% 75% 64% 57% 62%
Home quarantine 16% 21% 11% 22% 16% 10% 12% 16% 23% 19%
Unsure 10% 10% 10% 15% 11% 5% 6% 8% 11% 13%
Base (n) 1,087 527 560 328 374 385 378 407 98 102
  • The majority (65%) of Australians think purpose-built quarantine facilities should be Australia’s long-term approach to safely quarantining international travellers. While this is the majority view across all demographics measured, women (71%), those aged over 55 (80%), and Labor voters (75%) are the most likely to think purpose-built quarantine facilities are the way forward.
  • Only 9% think hotel quarantine should be the long-term solution. 16% think home quarantine is the best approach, and 10% are unsure.

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