Essential Report

State government handling of latest Covid-19 outbreaks

Aug 3, 2021

Q. How well do you think your state government has handled the latest Covid-19 outbreak in your state?

[Asked only to those in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and WA]

State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Extremely well 9% 24% 20% 40% 50%
Very well 15% 23% 27% 29% 24%
Fairly well 36% 30% 34% 24% 21%
Not that well 25% 13% 11% 4% 3%
Not well at all 15% 10% 8% 3% 3%
TOTAL: Extremely well + Very well 24% 47% 47% 69% 74%
TOTAL: Not that well + Not well at all 41% 23% 19% 7% 5%
Base (n) 352 276 220 86 111
  • Of people in states which were recently affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, NSW residents are the least likely to think their state government has handled the outbreak well.
  • About a quarter (24%) of those in NSW think their state government handled the outbreak extremely well or very well, compared to 47% of Victorians and Queenslanders respectively, 69% of South Australians, and 74% of Western Australians.

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