Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Jun 23, 2020

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

  22/08 15/06 08/06 01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
Very likely 8% 6% 6% 7% 5% 6% 6% 5% 5% 7%
Somewhat likely 23% 19% 22% 23% 22% 25% 24% 26% 21% 25%
Somewhat unlikely 49% 49% 47% 48% 51% 48% 48% 46% 50% 52%
Very unlikely 21% 26% 25% 22% 23% 21% 21% 23% 23% 17%
Base (n) 1,079 1,087 1,073 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1.093 1,054 1,051

Likelihood of second wave

Jun 23, 2020

Q. How likely do you think it is, that there will be a second wave of Covid-19 infections will occur as a result of easing restrictions?

  Total Gender Age Group
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Very likely 20% 18% 21% 18% 24% 17%
Quite likely 43% 41% 45% 40% 40% 50%
Neither likely nor unlikely 24% 26% 23% 28% 24% 21%
Quite unlikely 10% 11% 8% 11% 8% 10%
Very unlikely 3% 4% 2% 4% 4% 2%
TOTAL: Likely 63% 59% 67% 58% 64% 67%
TOTAL: Unlikely 13% 15% 10% 14% 12% 12%
Base (n) 1,079 525 554 332 362 385

 

  State
  NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very likely 21% 24% 20% 14% 14%
Quite likely 41% 45% 43% 45% 43%
Neither likely nor unlikely 27% 21% 24% 23% 24%
Quite unlikely 9% 7% 10% 11% 15%
Very unlikely 3% 2% 3% 6% 4%
TOTAL: Likely 62% 70% 63% 59% 57%
TOTAL: Unlikely 12% 9% 13% 18% 19%
Very likely 352 261 216 88 110
  • 63% of participants think a second wave of Covid-19 infections is probable with women (67%) and 55+ year olds (67%) more likely to say this will happen.
  • Victorians (70%) are more likely than other state residents to think a second wave is probable (61%), which coincides with the announcement of 19 new cases over the weekend.
  • There are no significant differences across voting intentions.

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
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