Coronavirus concerns

Mar 31, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of the Coronavirus in Australia?

  29/03 22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 53% 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 35% 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 10% 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 3% 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,086 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 53% 49% 56% 50% 54% 54% 56% 46%
Quite concerned 35% 37% 32% 35% 35% 35% 33% 37%
Not that concerned 10% 10% 9% 12% 9% 9% 9% 13%
Not at all concerned 3% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 4%
Base (n) 1,086 539 547 341 362 383 727 359
  • Concern about Covid-19 has increased this week, with 53% now very concerned (up 14pts from last week).
  • This is driven by more women saying they are very concerned about Covid-19 (up 8pts from last week) and capital city residents increasing concern (also up 8pt).

Coronavirus concerns

Mar 24, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of the Coronavirus in Australia?

  22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 39% 36% 39% 41% 40% 36%
Quite concerned 43% 43% 44% 43% 43% 45%
Not that concerned 14% 18% 12% 12% 13% 26%
Not at all concerned 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 3%
Base (n) 1,034 342 327 365 703 331
  • Concern about the threat of the Covid-19 virus has increased this week as the impact of the outbreak affects more of the country. 39% are now very concerned by the threat (up from 27% at the start of the month), while 43% say they are quite concerned (up from 36%).
  • Concern is highest among over 55 year olds (41% very concerned) and those in capital cities (40% concerned)

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