Coronavirus concerns

Oct 6, 2020

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

  05/10 21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06
Very concerned 30% 36% 37% 40% 50% 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32%
Quite concerned 52% 45% 45% 46% 40% 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49%
Not that concerned 15% 15% 13% 10% 7% 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15%
Not at all concerned 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4%
Base (n) 1,066 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059
  • Level of concern with Covid-19 has eased this week. 30% are now very concerned (down from 36% in September), with a corresponding increase to those saying they are Quite concerned (45% to 52%).

Coronavirus concerns

Sep 22, 2020

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

  21/09 07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05
Very concerned 36% 37% 40% 50% 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30%
Quite concerned 45% 45% 46% 40% 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49%
Not that concerned 15% 13% 10% 7% 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16%
Not at all concerned 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5%
Base (n) 1,081 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087
  • There has been no shift in concern about threat of Covid-19 in the past two weeks with 36% very concerned about the threat (37% in early September).

Coronavirus concerns

Sep 8, 2020

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

  07/09 24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05
Very concerned 37% 40% 50% 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30% 33%
Quite concerned 45% 46% 40% 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49% 47%
Not that concerned 13% 10% 7% 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16% 16%
Not at all concerned 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4%
Base (n) 1,076 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073
  • Concern about Covid-19 has eased this week with 37% very concerned about the threat (down from 50% in early August).

Coronavirus concerns

Aug 25, 2020

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

  24/08 10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05
Very concerned 40% 50% 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30% 33% 34%
Quite concerned 46% 40% 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49% 47% 49%
Not that concerned 10% 7% 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16% 16% 14%
Not at all concerned 4% 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3%
Base (n) 1,068 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067

 

  • Concern about Covid-19 has eased this week with 40% very concerned about the threat (down from 50% earlier in the month).

Coronavirus concerns

Aug 11, 2020

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

  10/08 27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05
Very concerned 50% 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30% 33% 34% 32%
Quite concerned 40% 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49% 47% 49% 46%
Not that concerned 7% 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18%
Not at all concerned 3% 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4%
Base (n) 1,010 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093

 

  • Concern about Covid-19 has further increased with 50% of Australians ‘very concerned’, up from 43% last month.
  • Concern is higher among capital city residents (92%) compared to non-capital city residents (84%), and lower among those likely to vote for an independent or other party at an election (81%) than all other voters (91%).

Coronavirus concerns

Jul 28, 2020

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

  27/07 13/07 22/06 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04
Very concerned 43% 36% 25% 28% 27% 32% 30% 33% 34% 32% 39%
Quite concerned 44% 48% 50% 45% 48% 49% 49% 47% 49% 46% 44%
Not that concerned 9% 12% 21% 23% 21% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 13%
Not at all concerned 4% 3% 4% 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3%
Base (n) 1,058 1,054 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very concerned 43% 48% 47% 36% 40% 38%
Quite concerned 44% 43% 43% 47% 46% 48%
Not that concerned 9% 7% 7% 10% 11% 9%
Not at all concerned 4% 2% 3% 7% 3% 6%
Base (n) 1,058 352 239 220 88 110

 

  • Concern about Covid-19 has increased again – two weeks ago 36% of participants were very concerned about the threat of Covid-19 which has increased to 43%.
  • Concern is highest in New South Wales (48% are very concerned) and Victoria (47%), while states where Covid-19 cases aren’t increasing are less concerned (36% very concerned, QLD; 40% SA, 38% WA).

Coronavirus concerns

Jun 16, 2020

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

  15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very concerned 28% 27% 32% 30% 33% 34% 32% 39% 44% 45%
Quite concerned 45% 48% 49% 49% 47% 49% 46% 44% 43% 43%
Not that concerned 23% 21% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 13% 11% 9%
Not at all concerned 4% 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

Coronavirus concerns

Jun 10, 2020

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

  08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03
Very concerned 27% 32% 30% 33% 34% 32% 39% 44% 45% 51% 53%
Quite concerned 48% 49% 49% 47% 49% 46% 44% 43% 43% 37% 35%
Not that concerned 21% 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10%
Not at all concerned 5% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3%
Base (n) 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086
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