Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Jun 2, 2020

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

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03
Very likely 7% 5% 6% 6% 5% 5% 7% 5% 8% 8%
Somewhat likely 23% 22% 25% 24% 26% 21% 25% 28% 33% 36%
Somewhat unlikely 48% 51% 48% 48% 46% 50% 52% 49% 45% 45%
Very unlikely 22% 23% 21% 21% 23% 23% 17% 18% 14% 12%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1.093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very likely 7% 10% 10% 3% 9% 4%
Somewhat likely 23% 29% 25% 16% 24% 22%
Somewhat unlikely 48% 40% 45% 57% 46% 50%
Very unlikely 22% 21% 21% 24% 21% 23%
Base (n) 1,059 341 342 376 732 327

 

Government response to Covid-19

Jun 2, 2020

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

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04
Very poor 5% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6% 6%
Quite poor 7% 6% 7% 9% 9% 9% 10% 12% 15%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 16% 17% 16% 20% 17% 21% 20% 21%
Quite good 39% 43% 41% 39% 38% 44% 42% 40% 37%
Very good 28% 30% 32% 32% 28% 26% 23% 23% 21%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 11% 13% 14% 13% 15% 17% 21%
TOTAL: Good 68% 73% 73% 71% 66% 70% 65% 63% 58%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 5% 5% 4% 6% 6% 3% 5% 4%
Quite poor 7% 8% 6% 13% 5% 4% 7% 7%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 21% 20% 31% 20% 11% 21% 19%
Quite good 39% 42% 37% 37% 45% 36% 40% 38%
Very good 28% 23% 34% 13% 24% 46% 27% 31%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 10% 19% 10% 7% 12% 12%
TOTAL: Good 68% 65% 70% 50% 70% 82% 67% 69%
Base (n) 1,059 521 538 341 342 376 732 327

State Government response to Covid-19

Jun 2, 2020

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

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 6% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 6% 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 38% 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 30% 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 68% 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 6% 8% 4% 5% 10% 1%
Quite poor 6% 7% 7% 7% 4% 2%
Neither good, nor poor 20% 24% 17% 19% 16% 17%
Quite good 38% 41% 39% 38% 30% 30%
Very good 30% 20% 33% 30% 40% 49%
TOTAL: Poor 12% 14% 11% 12% 14% 4%
TOTAL: Good 68% 62% 71% 69% 70% 79%
Base (n) 1,059 345 275 208 83 101

Easing restrictions

Jun 2, 2020

Q. When do you think governments should start to ease the restrictions on travel and gatherings to allow offices, shops, restaurants, other workplaces, and public spaces to start operating again?

  01/06 25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
As soon as possible 17% 14% 9% 13% 10% 10% 9%
Within the next 1 to 2 weeks 11% 10% 13% 12% 9% 7% 6%
Within the next month 19% 23% 23% 22% 21% 18% 14%
By the end of next month 16% 17% 22% 20% 15% 15% 13%
It is too soon to consider easing restrictions 27% 27% 25% 27% 37% 42% 49%
Unsure 10% 9% 8% 6% 8% 8% 10%
Base (n) 1,059 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    Gender Age Group
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
As soon as possible 17% 19% 15% 16% 19% 15%
Within the next 1 to 2 weeks 11% 14% 9% 15% 10% 9%
Within the next month 19% 19% 19% 23% 15% 20%
By the end of next month 16% 16% 15% 14% 15% 18%
It is too soon to consider easing restrictions 27% 23% 32% 21% 29% 30%
Unsure 10% 10% 9% 10% 11% 7%
Base (n) 1,059 521 538 341 342 376

Government response to Covid-19

May 26, 2020

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

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03
Very poor 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 6% 6% 11%
Quite poor 6% 7% 9% 9% 9% 10% 12% 15% 21%
Neither good, nor poor 16% 17% 16% 20% 17% 21% 20% 21% 24%
Quite good 43% 41% 39% 38% 44% 42% 40% 37% 34%
Very good 30% 32% 32% 28% 26% 23% 23% 21% 11%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 11% 13% 14% 13% 15% 17% 21% 31%
TOTAL: Good 73% 73% 71% 66% 70% 65% 63% 58% 45%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068 1,069 1,086

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 4% 6% 3% 7% 4% 3% 4% 6%
Quite poor 6% 8% 4% 8% 7% 3% 6% 6%
Neither good, nor poor 16% 16% 16% 21% 16% 13% 16% 18%
Quite good 43% 41% 44% 48% 47% 34% 45% 38%
Very good 30% 28% 32% 16% 26% 47% 29% 33%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 14% 7% 15% 11% 6% 10% 12%
TOTAL: Good 73% 70% 76% 63% 73% 81% 74% 70%
Base (n) 1,087 534 553 341 364 382 738 349

State Government response to Covid-19

May 26, 2020

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

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04
Very poor 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5%
Quite poor 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 9% 11%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 17% 16% 18% 17% 20% 20%
Quite good 38% 39% 39% 38% 41% 39% 38%
Very good 35% 33% 34% 31% 30% 26% 26%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 11% 12% 12% 13% 14% 16%
TOTAL: Good 73% 72% 73% 70% 70% 66% 64%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051 1,068

 

    State
  Total NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Very poor 4% 5% 3% 3% 2% 4%
Quite poor 7% 8% 9% 8% 2% 3%
Neither good, nor poor 17% 22% 16% 15% 12% 10%
Quite good 38% 41% 37% 42% 38% 20%
Very good 35% 24% 36% 32% 46% 63%
TOTAL: Poor 11% 13% 11% 12% 4% 7%
TOTAL: Good 73% 65% 73% 74% 84% 83%
Base (n) 1,087 349 275 220 84 106

Easing restrictions

May 26, 2020

Q. When do you think governments should start to ease the restrictions on travel and gatherings to allow offices, shops, restaurants, other workplaces, and public spaces to start operating again?

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04
As soon as possible 14% 9% 13% 10% 10% 9%
Within the next 1 to 2 weeks 10% 13% 12% 9% 7% 6%
Within the next month 23% 23% 22% 21% 18% 14%
By the end of next month 17% 22% 20% 15% 15% 13%
It is too soon to consider easing restrictions 27% 25% 27% 37% 42% 49%
Unsure 9% 8% 6% 8% 8% 10%
Base (n) 1,087 1,073 1,067 1,093 1,054 1,051

 

    Gender Age Group
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
As soon as possible 14% 18% 10% 17% 12% 14%
Within the next 1 to 2 weeks 10% 11% 10% 12% 9% 10%
Within the next month 23% 24% 23% 24% 22% 23%
By the end of next month 17% 17% 17% 15% 18% 18%
It is too soon to consider easing restrictions 27% 22% 31% 23% 29% 28%
Unsure 9% 8% 9% 9% 10% 7%
Base (n) 1,087 534 553 341 364 382

Continuation of short-term measures

May 26, 2020

Q. The Federal Government has introduced some short-term measures to help people financially deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. For each of the following, how long do you think do you think the schemes should continue?

  Should end as soon as possible Should end at current set date Should continue after the current end date Unsure
Providing free childcare for children in early childhood education

(Due to end 28th June 2020)

14% 33% 36% 17%
Increase to JobSeeker payments to $1,115 per fortnight

(Due to end 24th September 2020)

21% 28% 36% 15%
Provision of JobKeeper wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight to eligible employers for each eligible worker

(Due to end 24th September 2020)

17% 36% 32% 14%

 

TOTAL: Should continue after the current end date   Gender Age Group
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
Providing free childcare for children in early childhood education 36% 39% 33% 43% 34% 31%
Increase to JobSeeker payments to $1,115 per fortnight 36% 39% 33% 42% 36% 30%
Provision of JobKeeper wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight to eligible employers for each eligible worker 32% 35% 30% 38% 32% 27%
Base (n) 1,087 534 553 341 364 382
  • One-third of participants say that providing feed childcare, and increasing JobSeeker payments should continue after the current end date (both 36%).
  • 18-34 year olds are most likely to say any of the short-term measures should continue after the current end date, whereas 55+ year olds are least likely to support continuing these measures.
  • Men are more likely to support continuing the increased JobSeeker payments after 24th September 2020 (39%) than women (33%).

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