Essential Report

Support for Covid-19 measures

Aug 3, 2021

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose the following measures in relation to Covid-19 vaccines?

  TOTAL: Support TOTAL: Oppose Strongly support Somewhat support Neither support nor oppose Somewhat oppose Strongly oppose
Prioritise Pfizer vaccines for people with high-risk medical conditions or occupations 75% 5% 51% 23% 20% 2% 3%
Require people to prove they are vaccinated before travelling interstate 72% 13% 47% 25% 15% 4% 9%
Require people to prove they are vaccinated before entering public venues (e.g. restaurants, entertainment venues) 63% 19% 36% 27% 18% 8% 10%

 

TOTAL: Support Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Prioritise Pfizer vaccines for people with high-risk medical conditions or occupations 75% 73% 77% 70% 74% 80% 76% 80% 73% 65%
Require people to prove they are vaccinated before travelling interstate 72% 74% 70% 65% 68% 82% 76% 80% 62% 53%
Require people to prove they are vaccinated before entering public venues (e.g. restaurants, entertainment venues) 63% 66% 60% 60% 59% 70% 65% 70% 64% 45%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128
  • Most people support the prioritisation of Pfizer vaccines for people with high-risk medical conditions or occupations (75%).
  • 72% would support a requirement for people travelling interstate to prove they are vaccinated, and 63% would support requiring people to prove they are vaccinated before entering public venues.
  • Support for all these measures is higher among people aged over 55 than those aged under 55.

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