Essential Report

Views towards level of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Aug 31, 2021

Q. Thinking about the latest Covid-19 lockdown in your area, do you think the restrictions are…?

[Asked only to respondents with lockdown restrictions in their area]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Too strong 27% 30% 24% 24% 28% 30% 21% 32% 26% 43%
About right 61% 58% 65% 63% 60% 61% 67% 60% 66% 43%
Too weak 11% 11% 12% 13% 13% 9% 12% 8% 8% 14%
Base (n) 925 465 460 308 324 293 324 344 80 97

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Too strong 28% 35% 20% 12% 30%
About right 56% 57% 70% 70% 70%
Too weak 16% 8% 11% 18% 0%
Base (n) 345 275 156 58 51
  • 61% of people under lockdown restrictions think the lockdown restrictions in their area are about right. 27% think they’re too strong and 11% too weak.
  • Victorians are most likely to think their restrictions are too strong (35%). In comparison, 28% of NSW residents think their restrictions are too strong. Those in NSW are more likely than Victorians to think the restrictions there are too weak (16% to 8% respectively).

Speed of easing lockdown restrictions in Victoria

Nov 17, 2020

Q. Overall, do you think Victoria has moved too quickly, too slowly or at about the right speed in terms of lifting lockdown restrictions?

[ASKED IN VICTORIA ONLY]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention Location  
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor Total: Coalition Capital Non-capital  
Moved too quickly 7% 9% 5% 8% 9% 2% 3% 8% 7% 7%
About the right speed 65% 60% 71% 62% 68% 65% 77% 55% 68% 58%
Moved too slowly 28% 32% 24% 29% 22% 32% 20% 37% 26% 35%
Base (n) 278 133 145 74 113 91 90 112 206 72
  • Victorians are generally satisfied with the speed of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions with 65% saying it’s about right. 28% think the government have moved too slowly and just 7% said they moved too quickly.
  • Those most likely to think the government has moved too slowly include men (32%), those aged 55+ (32%), people living in regional Victoria (35%) and Coalition voters (37%).

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