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

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

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

May 26, 2020

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

  25/05 18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03
Very likely 5% 6% 6% 5% 5% 7% 5% 8% 8% 8%
Somewhat likely 22% 25% 24% 26% 21% 25% 28% 33% 36% 34%
Somewhat unlikely 51% 48% 48% 46% 50% 52% 49% 45% 45% 45%
Very unlikely 23% 21% 21% 23% 23% 17% 18% 14% 12% 13%
Base (n) 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 likely 5% 8% 6% 2% 7% 2%
Somewhat likely 22% 22% 27% 16% 23% 20%
Somewhat unlikely 51% 45% 46% 59% 50% 53%
Very unlikely 23% 25% 21% 23% 21% 25%
Base (n) 1,087 341 364 382 738 349

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
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