Time to return to normal

Jun 23, 2020

Q. Thinking about the future, how long do you think it will take for the following to occur?

Within the next six months Seven months up to one year One to two years More than two years Never
Quarantine will no longer required after international travel 12% 27% 35% 22% 4%
A Covid-19 vaccine will be developed 11% 22% 43% 20% 4%
The housing market will return pre-pandemic levels 11% 22% 38% 25% 4%
International travel will be allowed without restriction 10% 23% 39% 24% 4%
Unemployment will return to pre-pandemic levels 8% 17% 37% 33% 6%
The population will build resistance to Covid-19 through exposure (herd immunity) 8% 15% 31% 27% 20%
Australia will pay off its national debt 5% 9% 12% 52% 22%

 

WITHIN NEXT SIX MONTHS Gender Age Group
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Quarantine will no longer required after international travel 13% 10% 14% 14% 7%
A Covid-19 vaccine will be developed 15% 8% 16% 12% 7%
The housing market will return pre-pandemic levels 13% 8% 15% 11% 6%
International travel will be allowed without restriction 12% 9% 16% 13% 4%
Unemployment will return to pre-pandemic levels 8% 7% 13% 8% 3%
The population will build resistance to Covid-19 through exposure (herd immunity) 9% 7% 11% 9% 3%
Australia will pay off its national debt 7% 3% 9% 6% 1%
Base (n) 525 554 332 362 385

 

Government response to Covid-19

Jun 23, 2020

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

  22/08 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 8% 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9% 10%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 16% 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17% 21%
Quite good 43% 42% 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44% 42%
Very good 27% 30% 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26% 23%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13% 15%
TOTAL: Good 71% 72% 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70% 65%
Base (n) 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 4% 6% 2% 5% 5% 2% 4% 4%
Quite poor 8% 9% 8% 12% 7% 6% 9% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 18% 16% 23% 21% 8% 16% 19%
Quite good 43% 39% 47% 44% 43% 43% 43% 43%
Very good 27% 28% 27% 17% 24% 40% 28% 27%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 10% 17% 12% 9% 13% 11%
TOTAL: Good 71% 67% 74% 61% 67% 83% 71% 70%
Base (n) 1,079 525 554 332 362 385 728 351

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 23, 2020

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

  22/08 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 5% 4% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 8% 8% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 17% 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20%
Quite good 41% 38% 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39%
Very good 28% 33% 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 13% 12% 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14%
TOTAL: Good 69% 71% 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66%
Base (n) 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 5% 4% 8% 6% 4% 4%
Quite poor 8% 8% 5% 14% 5% 4%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 18% 22% 15% 13% 17%
Quite good 41% 45% 38% 42% 39% 27%
Very good 28% 25% 26% 22% 40% 48%
TOTAL: Poor 13% 12% 13% 20% 8% 8%
TOTAL: Good 69% 70% 65% 64% 79% 75%
Base (n) 1,079 352 261 216 88 110
  • Victorian rating of their state government’s response is down 10% this week (from 75% to 65%) with 19 new cases of Covid-19 recorded this weekend.

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 16, 2020

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

  15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 4% 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 8% 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20%
Quite good 38% 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39%
Very good 33% 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14%
TOTAL: Good 71% 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 4% 6% 6% 1% 3%
Quite poor 8% 9% 5% 12% 6% 4%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 22% 13% 15% 17% 17%
Quite good 38% 41% 39% 39% 40% 28%
Very good 33% 24% 36% 28% 36% 49%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 13% 11% 18% 7% 6%
TOTAL: Good 71% 65% 75% 67% 76% 77%
Base (n) 1,087 352 275 217 83 107

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Jun 10, 2020

Q. How likely do you think it is, that you will develop Covid-19?

  08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04
Very likely 6% 7% 5% 6% 6% 5% 5% 7% 5% 8%
Somewhat likely 22% 23% 22% 25% 24% 26% 21% 25% 28% 33%
Somewhat unlikely 47% 48% 51% 48% 48% 46% 50% 52% 49% 45%
Very unlikely 25% 22% 23% 21% 21% 23% 23% 17% 18% 14%
Base (n) 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1.093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very likely 6% 8% 8% 3% 6% 6%
Somewhat likely 22% 29% 22% 17% 25% 18%
Somewhat unlikely 47% 38% 47% 54% 47% 46%
Very unlikely 25% 25% 23% 27% 22% 30%
Base (n) 1,073 341 363 369 727 349

 

Government response to Covid-19

Jun 10, 2020

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

  08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 4% 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6%
Quite poor 8% 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9% 10% 12%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17% 21% 20%
Quite good 40% 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44% 42% 40%
Very good 30% 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26% 23% 23%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13% 15% 17%
TOTAL: Good 70% 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70% 65% 63%
Base (n) 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 4% 5% 2% 5% 4% 2% 4% 4%
Quite poor 8% 9% 7% 13% 8% 4% 9% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 18% 19% 17% 26% 18% 11% 18% 18%
Quite good 40% 38% 43% 41% 45% 36% 41% 39%
Very good 30% 29% 31% 14% 26% 47% 29% 33%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 9% 18% 11% 6% 12% 10%
TOTAL: Good 70% 67% 74% 55% 71% 83% 70% 72%
Base (n) 1,073 528 545 341 363 369 727 349

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 10, 2020

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

  08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very poor 4% 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5%
Quite poor 7% 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20%
Quite good 39% 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39%
Very good 32% 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14%
TOTAL: Good 71% 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66%
Base (n) 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 2% 6% 3% 3% 4%
Quite poor 7% 10% 6% 9% 6% 2%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 21% 16% 20% 12% 9%
Quite good 39% 44% 38% 38% 39% 32%
Very good 32% 23% 34% 29% 40% 52%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 12% 12% 13% 8% 6%
TOTAL: Good 71% 67% 72% 68% 79% 84%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Speed of Easing Restrictions

Jun 10, 2020

Q. Overall, do you think your state or territory is moving too quickly, too slowly or at about the right speed when it comes to lifting lockdown restrictions?

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 20% 24% 20% 13% 18% 16%
About the right speed 67% 67% 70% 63% 71% 68%
Moving too slowly 13% 9% 9% 23% 10% 16%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Reopening pubs and clubs with patron restrictions

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 30% 33% 40% 19% 19% 25%
About the right speed 59% 60% 49% 62% 71% 63%
Moving too slowly 11% 7% 11% 19% 9% 12%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Reopening restaurants and cafes with patron restrictions

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 22% 23% 28% 13% 20% 19%
About the right speed 65% 67% 60% 64% 75% 68%
Moving too slowly 13% 10% 11% 23% 6% 14%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Allowing outside group exercise classes

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 16% 19% 19% 12% 13% 14%
About the right speed 72% 70% 72% 73% 76% 77%
Moving too slowly 12% 12% 9% 16% 11% 10%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Reopening schools for all students

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 23% 27% 30% 17% 14% 16%
About the right speed 67% 67% 57% 72% 79% 77%
Moving too slowly 10% 6% 13% 11% 7% 7%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108

Reopening borders between states and territories

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Moving too quickly 24% 22% 25% 20% 36% 23%
About the right speed 58% 57% 57% 60% 52% 64%
Moving too slowly 18% 21% 18% 20% 12% 13%
Base (n) 1,073 336 275 214 85 108
  • Two-thirds (67%) of participants believe that their state/territory is moving at about the right speed when it comes to removing restrictions. 24% believe that the restrictions are being eased too quickly and another 18% say they are moving too slowly.
  • Queensland residents are most likely to say their state is moving too slowly (23%) while New South Wales residents are more likely to say their state is moving too quickly (24%).
  • Participants 18-34 years and those living capital cities are generally more likely to say that their state is lifting restrictions too quickly.
  • When asked about specific restrictions, participants are more likely to say allowing outside group exercise classes is moving at the right speed (72%) and less likely to say reopening pubs and clubs (59%) or reopening borders between states and territories (58%).
  • 40% Victorians think their government is moving too quickly to reopen pubs and clubs and 30% think schools are being reopened too quickly.
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