Q. How long do you think it will take for the following to occur in NSW?
|Two weeks up to one month||One month up to six months||Seven months up to one year||One to two years||More than two years||Never|
|The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled||46%||33%||10%||5%||2%||4%|
|The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted||62%||28%||5%||2%||0%||2%|
|The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour)||71%||20%||4%||2%||1%||3%|
- 46% of people think the Covid-19 outbreak in NSW will be controlled within a month. A further third (33%) think this will most likely happen within six months.
- Most Australians are optimistic the NSW lockdown will be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 71% in other affected areas of NSW).
|NSW||Two weeks up to one month|
|The Covid-19 outbreak in NSW is controlled||47%||50%|
|The lockdown in Greater Sydney is lifted||62%||76%|
|The lockdown in other affected areas in NSW is lifted (e.g. Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour)||69%||77%|
- Most of those in NSW still expect the lockdown to be lifted within a month (62% in Greater Sydney and 69% in other affected areas of NSW), however this is less compared to the proportion who thought this two weeks ago (76% and 77% respectively).
Read Essential's ongoing research on the public response to Covid-19.
In this week's report:
- Federal government response to Covid-19
- State government response to Covid-19
- Views towards reopening international borders
- Views towards state border closures
- Comprehension and confidence in PM’s plan to ‘safely reopen’ Australia
- Uptake of a Covid-19 vaccine
- Necessity of mandatory vaccinations in specific situations
- Views towards easing restrictions for fully vaccinated people
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