Preference towards federal vs state government Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Feb 2, 2021

Q. As vaccinations against Covid-19 are rolled out across Australia, which authority would you prefer to be responsible for the distribution of the vaccinations in your state or territory?

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
The federal government 38% 31% 50% 32% 38%
Your state or territory government 44% 54% 39% 44% 40%
Unsure 19% 16% 11% 24% 22%
Base (n) 1,092 361 400 97 126
  • 44% of Australians would prefer their state or territory government to be responsible for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccinations, compared to 38% who would prefer the federal government to take charge of this, and 19% are unsure.
  • Preference for their state or territory government to handle the rollout of vaccines is highest among Labor voters (54%), followed by 44% Greens voters, 40% minor and independent party voters and 39% Coalition voters.

Confidence in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Feb 2, 2021

Q. How confident are you in each of the following?

That the rollout of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Australia will be…

  TOTAL: Confident TOTAL: Not confident
… done efficiently 68% 26%
… done safely 72% 22%
… effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 58% 33%
  • Most Australians are confident in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Australia, with 68% confident that it will be done efficiently, 72% confident it will be done safely and 58% confident it will be effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country.

Confidence in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Feb 2, 2021

Q. How confident are you in each of the following?

That the rollout of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Australia will be…

TOTAL: Confident Federal Voting Intention
Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
… done efficiently 65% 78% 66% 64%
… done safely 71% 80% 67% 61%
… effective at stopping Covid-19 within the country 59% 66% 57% 44%
  • Coalition voters are the most confident in the efficiency, safety and effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout compared to other voters.

Confidence in efficiency of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Feb 2, 2021

Q. How confident are you in each of the following?

That the rollout of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Australia will be done efficiently

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very confident 19% 23% 16% 16% 21% 20% 15% 29% 18% 16%
Fairly confident 48% 45% 51% 44% 47% 53% 50% 49% 48% 48%
Not that confident 19% 21% 17% 27% 16% 16% 22% 14% 22% 21%
Not confident at all 7% 7% 7% 7% 9% 5% 7% 5% 8% 13%
Unsure 6% 4% 8% 6% 7% 6% 6% 4% 3% 2%
TOTAL: Confident 68% 68% 67% 60% 68% 73% 65% 78% 66% 64%
TOTAL: Not confident 26% 28% 25% 34% 25% 21% 29% 18% 30% 34%
Base (n) 1,092 532 560 318 391 383 361 400 97 126
  • While confidence in the efficiency of the Covid-19 rollout is relatively high across all demographics, those who are older are more confident than younger cohorts (73% of those over 55 are confident, followed by 68% those 35-54 and 60% those 18-34).
  • Out of all voters, Coalition voters are the most confident that the vaccine rollout will be efficient, with 78% who are confident and of this, nearly a third (29%) who are very confident.

Confidence in safety of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Feb 2, 2021

Q. How confident are you in each of the following?

That the rollout of vaccinations against Covid-19 in Australia will be done safely

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
  Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Very confident 22% 24% 20% 18% 21% 27% 20% 29% 21% 22%
Fairly confident 50% 51% 49% 46% 48% 55% 51% 51% 46% 38%
Not that confident 15% 14% 15% 22% 16% 7% 17% 11% 19% 20%
Not confident at all 7% 6% 9% 8% 10% 4% 6% 6% 10% 14%
Unsure 6% 5% 8% 6% 6% 7% 6% 3% 3% 5%
TOTAL: Confident 72% 75% 69% 64% 69% 82% 71% 80% 67% 61%
TOTAL: Not confident 22% 21% 23% 31% 26% 11% 23% 17% 30% 34%
Base (n) 1,092 532 560 318 391 383 361 400 97 126
  • Reflecting confidence in the efficiency of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, confidence it will be done safely is high overall as well. Again, those over 55 and Coalition voters have the most confidence in this (82% and 80% respectively).

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