Q. To what extent are you concerned about these possible impacts of the Covid-19?
|NET: CONCERNED (VERY/SOMEWHAT)||27/04||20/04||13/04|
|The Australian economy as a whole||85%||87%||85%|
|General unemployment if companies are forced out of business||83%||83%||79%|
|The physical health of close family members||69%||74%||73%|
|The impact on my superannuation, savings or investments||63%||67%||63%|
|My close family members’ mental health||60%||64%||61%|
|My physical health and catching the virus||59%||64%||62%|
|My economic situation if I lose my job or have less work||57%||59%||58%|
|Children’s development by missing out on school||52%||56%||52%|
|My ability to buy food and essential items if stores run out||50%||58%||58%|
|My mental health as a result of social distancing||47%||50%||47%|
|Very concerned||Quite concerned||Not that concerned||Not at all concerned||Unsure|
|The Australian economy as a whole||47%||38%||11%||2%||2%|
|General unemployment if companies are forced out of business||41%||42%||11%||4%||2%|
|The physical health of close family members||32%||37%||23%||7%||2%|
|The impact on my superannuation, savings or investments||32%||32%||21%||11%||5%|
|My close family members’ mental health||23%||37%||26%||12%||2%|
|My physical health and catching the virus||25%||33%||29%||11%||2%|
|My economic situation if I lose my job or have less work||29%||28%||19%||18%||7%|
|Children’s development by missing out on school||20%||32%||26%||13%||8%|
|My ability to buy food and essential items if stores run out||18%||32%||33%||33%||14%|
|My mental health as a result of social distancing||20%||26%||28%||23%||2%|
- Economic issues are still the most concerning consequences of the Covid-19 crisis – 47% say they are very concerned about the economy as a whole and 41% are very concerned about general unemployment.
- Those aged 18-34 are more likely than other age groups to be concerned about the impact on their mental health (29% very concerned, 17% 35+), their close family members’ mental health (30%, 20% 35+) and their ability to buy food (27%, 15% 35+).
- Concern for children is highest among those in households with dependent children (31% are very concerned).
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