Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Mar 16, 2021

Q. The Covid-19 vaccine rollout has begun in Australia.

Once a vaccine becomes available to you, how long would you wait before taking it?

  15/03 01/03 18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated 47% 50% 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 40% 40% 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 12% 10% 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,124 1,074 1,084 1,071 1,010
  • With the launch of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout underway nationwide, just under half (47%) now say they would get vaccinated as soon as possible – a slight dip from earlier in March but still noticeably higher than levels at the end of 2020 and at the start of this year.
  • The same proportion of people as earlier in the month say that would get vaccinated but not straight away (40%).
  • Just over 1 in 10 (12%) say that would never get vaccinated, consistent with levels seen in the last few months.
  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible / I’ve already been vaccinated 47% 51% 42% 33% 44% 60% 46% 55% 45% 42%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 40% 36% 43% 50% 38% 32% 42% 35% 42% 33%
I’d never get vaccinated 12% 9% 15% 16% 13% 7% 11% 8% 12% 20%
Base (n) 1,124 553 571 337 383 404 375 410 98 142
  • Those most likely to get the vaccine immediately include men (51%) and those aged over 55 (60%).
  • Those voting for independent or minor parties are the most likely to say they would never get vaccinated (20%).

Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine

Jan 19, 2021

Q. Once a vaccine for Covid-19 becomes available in Australia, how long would you wait before taking it?

  18/01 14/12 10/08
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible 42% 43% 56%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 47% 46% 35%
I’d never get vaccinated 11% 10% 8%
Base (n) 1,084 1,071 1,010

 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
I’d get vaccinated as soon as possible 42% 51% 34% 30% 42% 54% 48% 49% 34% 33%
I’d get vaccinated, but wouldn’t do it straight away 47% 38% 55% 57% 46% 39% 44% 44% 57% 42%
I’d never get vaccinated 11% 11% 11% 14% 13% 7% 8% 7% 9% 25%
Base (n) 1,084 539 545 341 358 385 334 431 118 106
  • Fewer people say they would get a Covid-19 vaccine immediately than mid last year. 42% would get a vaccine as soon as possible, down from 56% last August. 47% would get vaccinated, but just not straight away (up from 35% in August) and 11% say they would never get vaccinated.
  • Those most likely to get the vaccine immediately include men (51%) and those aged over 55 (54%).
  • Those voting for independent or minor parties are the most likely to say they would never get vaccinated (25%).

Coronavirus concerns

Dec 1, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Australia?

  30/11 16/11 02/11 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06
Very concerned 27% 27% 30% 30% 36% 37% 40% 50% 43% 36% 25%
Quite concerned 43% 44% 46% 52% 45% 45% 46% 40% 44% 48% 50%
Not that concerned 24% 23% 20% 15% 15% 13% 10% 7% 9% 12% 21%
Not at all concerned 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4%
Base (n) 1,034 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079
  • Concern about the threat of Covid-19 is at a similar level as last fortnight, with 30% saying they are either not that concerned (24%) or not at all concerned (6%). 27% are very concerned about the threat and the remaining 43% are quite concerned.

Attitudes towards nationalism and Covid-19

Dec 1, 2020

Q. Thinking now about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world, which of the following statements is closest to your views?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
The pandemic has shown that the world is interconnected. The best way to respond to global threats in the future is to cooperate and provide assistance to other countries 48% 50% 45% 51% 48% 44% 48% 46% 60% 38%
The pandemic has shown that in times of crisis, it is every country for itself. Australia needs to be economically strong and maintain strict border protections to deal with global threats in the future 52% 50% 55% 49% 52% 56% 52% 54% 40% 62%
Base (n) 1,034 528 506 329 320 385 322 430 88 107
  • Australians are split on their views towards the lessons from Covid-19. 52% think the pandemic has shown that in times of crisis, it is every country for itself, whereas 48% think the pandemic has shown that the world is inter-connected, and countries need to cooperate to respond to global threats.

Coronavirus concerns

Nov 17, 2020

Q. To what extent are you concerned about the threat of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in Australia?

  16/11/20 02/11/20 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06
Very concerned 27% 30% 30% 36% 37% 40% 50% 43% 36% 25% 28%
Quite concerned 44% 46% 52% 45% 45% 46% 40% 44% 48% 50% 45%
Not that concerned 23% 20% 15% 15% 13% 10% 7% 9% 12% 21% 23%
Not at all concerned 6% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4%
Base (n) 1,010 1,063 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087
  • Concern about the threat of Covid-19 is easing, with 29% saying they are either not that concerned (23%) or not at all concerned (6%). 27% are very concerned about the threat and the remaining 44% are quite concerned.

Federal Budget and post Covid-19 economic recovery

Oct 20, 2020

Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the recent Federal Budget and the direction for the country to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic?

  TOTAL:

Agree

TOTAL:

Disagree

Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree, nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
The decisions the government makes now will affect the future health of the economy 75% 5% 43% 33% 13% 3% 2% 7%
The government should take the recognition if their budget measures work, just as they should take responsibility if they do not 70% 5% 36% 34% 17% 4% 2% 8%
There were better approaches to the budget like investing in jobs and services 51% 10% 20% 31% 29% 8% 2% 11%
The global pandemic means that the health of the economy is out of the government’s control 49% 21% 18% 32% 22% 15% 6% 7%
  • There is strong agreement that the Government is responsible for the future of the economy. 75% agree that ‘The decisions the government makes now will affect the future health of the economy’ and 70% of people agree that ‘The government should take the recognition if their budget measures work, just as they should take responsibility if they do not’
  • However, half of people (49%) agree with the statement that ‘The global pandemic means that the health of the economy is out of the government’s control’. Coalition voters are more likely to agree with this statement than Labor voters (58% to 48%).
  • Half of people agree that ‘There were better approaches to the budget like investing in jobs and services’ (51%). Those more likely to agree with this statement include Labor voters (60%), those in paid employment (56%) and men (56%).

Federal government response to Covid-19

Oct 6, 2020

Q. Overall, how would you rate the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

  05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
Very poor 5% 5% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 4% 5%
Quite poor 12% 13% 12% 11% 8% 11% 10% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 22% 21% 22% 22% 21% 20% 20% 17% 16% 18% 20%
Quite good 39% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 43% 42% 40% 39%
Very good 21% 21% 18% 22% 24% 24% 24% 27% 30% 30% 28%
TOTAL: Poor 18% 18% 19% 17% 16% 16% 16% 12% 11% 12% 12%
TOTAL: Good 60% 61% 59% 61% 63% 64% 64% 71% 72% 70% 68%
Base (n) 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059
  • Rating of the Federal Government’s handling of Covid-19 stays steady at 60% rating it very or quite good (59% last month).

State government response to Covid-19

Oct 6, 2020

Q. How would you rate your state government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak?

TOTAL: Good 05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
NSW 65% 67% 57% 59% 61% 62% 63% 70% 65% 67% 62%
VIC 45% 47% 50% 47% 49% 53% 49% 65% 75% 72% 71%
QLD 69% 68% 66% 73% 68% 67% 69% 64% 67% 68% 69%
SA 81% 81% 74% 65% 72% 76% 79% 79% 76% 79% 70%
WA 83% 84% 87% 84% 86% 82% 77% 75% 77% 84% 79%
  • Positive rating of the NSW Government was steady this week (65% rating the performance as good, compared to 67% last month).
  • Rating of state government performance was also steady in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
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