Q. To what extent are you concerned about these possible impacts of the Covid-19?
|NET: CONCERNED (VERY/SOMEWHAT)||20/04||13/04|
|The Australian economy as a whole||87%||85%|
|General unemployment if companies are forced out of business||83%||79%|
|The physical health of close family members||74%||73%|
|The impact on my superannuation, savings or investments||67%||63%|
|My close family members’ mental health||64%||61%|
|My physical health and catching the virus||64%||62%|
|My economic situation if I lose my job or have less work||59%||58%|
|My ability to buy food and essential items if stores run out||58%||58%|
|Children’s development by missing out on school||56%||52%|
|My mental health as a result of social distancing||50%||47%|
- Economic issues are seen as most concerning when thinking about the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis. 87% say they are concerned (very/somewhat) about the economy as a whole and 83% are concerned about general unemployment.
- Those aged 18-34 were more likely than other age groups to be concerned about the impact on their mental health (67% to 43%), and that of their families (74% to 601%).
- Concern for children is highest among those in households with dependent children (62% are very or somewhat concerned).
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- Views towards re-electing the federal Coalition government
- Party trust to handle issues
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- Scott Morrison’s impact on Australia’s international reputation
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