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

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

May 19, 2020

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

  18/05 11/05 04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very likely 6% 6% 5% 5% 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 25% 24% 26% 21% 25% 28% 33% 36% 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 48% 48% 46% 50% 52% 49% 45% 45% 45% 43%
Very unlikely 21% 21% 23% 23% 17% 18% 14% 12% 13% 26%
Base (n) 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 likely 6% 8% 8% 3% 7% 4%
Somewhat likely 25% 25% 29% 21% 26% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 48% 43% 42% 59% 48% 49%
Very unlikely 21% 24% 21% 17% 19% 24%
Base (n) 1,073 339 349 385 730 343

 

 

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

May 5, 2020

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

  04/05 27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very likely 5% 5% 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 26% 21% 25% 28% 33% 36% 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 46% 50% 52% 49% 45% 45% 45% 43%
Very unlikely 23% 23% 17% 18% 14% 12% 13% 26%
Base (n) 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 likely 5% 8% 5% 1% 5% 3%
Somewhat likely 26% 31% 28% 20% 29% 19%
Somewhat unlikely 46% 38% 43% 57% 43% 54%
Very unlikely 23% 23% 25% 22% 23% 24%
Base (n) 1.093 341 372 380 734 359
  • The likelihood of catching Covid-19 has remained steady this week, with 31% saying they are very/somewhat likely to contract the virus (27% last week).

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Apr 28, 2020

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

  27/04 20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very likely 5% 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 21% 25% 28% 33% 36% 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 50% 52% 49% 45% 45% 45% 43%
Very unlikely 23% 17% 18% 14% 12% 13% 26%
Base (n) 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 likely 5% 10% 6% 1% 7% 3%
Somewhat likely 21% 29% 21% 15% 22% 20%
Somewhat unlikely 50% 41% 48% 59% 50% 50%
Very unlikely 23% 20% 24% 25% 22% 27%
Base (n) 1,054 343 332 379 720 334
  • The likelihood of catching Covid-19 has decreased again this week, with fewer people saying they are very/somewhat likely to contract the virus (27%, down from 32% last week).
  • 18-34 are most likely to say they are very or somewhat likely to catch Covid-19 (39%) compared to 22% of those over 35.

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020

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

  20/04 13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very likely 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 25% 28% 33% 36% 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 52% 49% 45% 45% 45% 43%
Very unlikely 17% 18% 14% 12% 13% 26%
Base (n) 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 likely 5% 12% 6% 2% 8% 3%
Somewhat likely 28% 29% 30% 17% 27% 22%
Somewhat unlikely 49% 43% 48% 63% 50% 55%
Very unlikely 18% 17% 16% 18% 15% 19%
Base (n) 1,051 341 325 385 722 329
  • Overall, the threat of catching Covid-19 is in line with results from last week.
  • There has been an increase among 18-34 year olds in likelihood to catch, with 12% thinking they are very likely to catch Covid-19 (up from 8% last week).

Likelihood of developing Coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020

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

  13/04 06/04 29/03 22/03 09/03
Very likely 5% 8% 8% 8% 7%
Somewhat likely 28% 33% 36% 34% 24%
Somewhat unlikely 49% 45% 45% 45% 43%
Very unlikely 18% 14% 12% 13% 26%
Base (n) 1,068 1,069 1,086 1,034 1,096

 

    Age group Location
  Total 18-34 35-54 55+ Capital Non-Capital
Very likely 5% 8% 8% 1% 6% 3%
Somewhat likely 28% 32% 26% 25% 28% 27%
Somewhat unlikely 49% 39% 49% 58% 48% 52%
Very unlikely 18% 20% 17% 16% 17% 18%
Base (n) 1,068 343 340 385 722 346
  • Catching Covid-19 is seen as less likely this week, with fewer people saying they are very or somewhat likely to contract the virus (33%, down from 42% last week). The biggest decreases in likelihood were in Queensland (from 44% to 28%) and WA (from 38% to 26%).
  • The perceived threat of catching Covid-19 among Greens voters dropped from 56% who thought they were very/somewhat likely to catch Covid-19 (the highest of voter IDs last week) to 35% – which is now in line with voters of other parties.

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