Government response to Covid-19

Mar 31, 2020

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

  29/03 22/03
Very poor 11% 9%
Quite poor 21% 20%
Neither good, nor poor 24% 26%
Quite good 34% 33%
Very good 11% 12%
NET: Good 45% 45%
NET: Poor 31% 29%
Base (n) 1,086 1,034

 

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 11% 12% 10% 10% 12% 10% 10% 12%
Quite poor 21% 22% 20% 24% 21% 17% 23% 16%
Neither good, nor poor 24% 22% 25% 32% 26% 14% 23% 24%
Quite good 34% 35% 33% 27% 31% 42% 33% 36%
Very good 11% 10% 13% 6% 10% 18% 11% 12%
NET: Good 45% 44% 46% 33% 40% 60% 44% 48%
NET: Poor 31% 33% 29% 35% 33% 26% 33% 28%
Base (n) 1,086 539 547 341 362 383 727 359

Government response to Covid-19

Mar 24, 2020

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

    Gender Age Group Location
  Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very poor 9% 11% 7% 10% 11% 6% 10% 8%
Quite poor 20% 19% 21% 28% 20% 14% 23% 15%
Neither good, nor poor 26% 26% 26% 30% 31% 18% 25% 27%
Quite good 33% 32% 34% 25% 28% 44% 31% 36%
Very good 12% 11% 12% 7% 10% 17% 11% 13%
NET: Poor 29% 30% 29% 38% 31% 20% 32% 24%
NET: Good 45% 44% 46% 33% 38% 62% 43% 49%
Base (n) 1,034 519 515 342 365 324 703 331
  • 45% of people rate the performance of the government to the threat has been quite or very good. Those aged over 55 are more likely to rate the performance as good (62%).
  • Those aged 18-34 were most likely to rate the performance as poor (very/quite poor, 38%).
  • Those who think the threat of Covid-19 has been under-estimated have a low rating of government performance (46% very/quite poor).

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