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

Coronavirus concerns

Jun 2, 2020

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

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03
Very concerned 32% 30% 33% 34% 32% 39% 44% 45% 51% 53% 39%
Quite concerned 49% 49% 47% 49% 46% 44% 43% 43% 37% 35% 43%
Not that concerned 15% 16% 16% 14% 18% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 14%
Not at all concerned 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 4%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 32% 29% 38% 27% 32% 30%
Quite concerned 49% 51% 45% 52% 50% 47%
Not that concerned 15% 17% 12% 17% 13% 19%
Not at all concerned 4% 4% 6% 3% 4% 4%
Base (n) 1,059 341 342 376 732 327

Coronavirus concerns

May 26, 2020

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

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very concerned 30% 33% 34% 32% 39% 44% 45% 51% 53% 39% 27%
Quite concerned 49% 47% 49% 46% 44% 43% 43% 37% 35% 43% 36%
Not that concerned 16% 16% 14% 18% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 14% 28%
Not at all concerned 5% 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 4% 9%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034 1,096

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 30% 29% 33% 28% 32% 26%
Quite concerned 49% 49% 49% 49% 49% 48%
Not that concerned 16% 18% 14% 17% 15% 20%
Not at all concerned 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 7%
Base (n) 1,087 341 364 382 738 349

Coronavirus concerns

May 19, 2020

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

  18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 33% 34% 32% 39% 44% 45% 51% 53% 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 47% 49% 46% 44% 43% 43% 37% 35% 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 16% 14% 18% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 4% 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 33% 32% 33% 35% 35% 30%
Quite concerned 47% 46% 45% 50% 46% 48%
Not that concerned 16% 17% 18% 13% 15% 16%
Not at all concerned 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 5%
Base (n) 1,073 339 349 385 730 343
  • In the only significant change from last week, the proportion of 35-54 year olds who are very concerned about the threat of Covid-19 drops from 39% to 33%.

Coronavirus concerns

May 12, 2020

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

  11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03 10/02
Very concerned 34% 32% 39% 44% 45% 51% 53% 39% 27% 25%
Quite concerned 49% 46% 44% 43% 43% 37% 35% 43% 36% 43%
Not that concerned 14% 18% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 14% 28% 26%
Not at all concerned 3% 4% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3% 4% 9% 6%
Base (n) 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034 1,096 1,057

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very concerned 34% 31% 39% 31% 36% 29%
Quite concerned 49% 52% 47% 48% 48% 50%
Not that concerned 14% 15% 11% 16% 13% 18%
Not at all concerned 3% 2% 3% 4% 3% 4%
Base (n) 1,067 341 341 385 718 349
  • Concern about the threat of Covid-19 increased this week with 34% saying they are very concerned and 49% saying they are quite concerned.
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