Essential Report

Stance on anti-lockdown protests

Aug 3, 2021

Q. As you may be aware, there were anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane recently. To what extent do you support or oppose these anti-lockdown protests?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly support 8% 10% 5% 9% 9% 5% 6% 7% 6% 22%
Somewhat support 10% 11% 9% 18% 11% 4% 13% 8% 14% 9%
Neither support nor oppose 15% 15% 15% 23% 16% 7% 14% 12% 17% 14%
Somewhat oppose 10% 10% 10% 9% 12% 10% 9% 10% 15% 7%
Strongly oppose 57% 53% 60% 41% 53% 74% 58% 62% 48% 48%
TOTAL: Support 18% 22% 14% 27% 19% 9% 19% 16% 21% 31%
TOTAL: Oppose 67% 64% 71% 50% 65% 84% 67% 72% 63% 54%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Strongly support 8% 6% 10% 6% 9%
Somewhat support 10% 10% 12% 7% 12%
Neither support nor oppose 15% 15% 19% 14% 7%
Somewhat oppose 11% 10% 9% 13% 10%
Strongly oppose 57% 59% 49% 60% 62%
TOTAL: Support 17% 17% 22% 14% 21%
TOTAL: Oppose 68% 69% 59% 73% 72%
Base (n) 352 276 220 86 111
  • Most people (67%) oppose the recent anti-lockdown protests held around the country, with over half (57%) strongly opposing the protests.
  • Opposition was highest among women (71%), those aged over 55 (84%), and Coalition voters (72%).

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