Q. Thinking about the future, how long do you think it will take for the following to occur?
|LAST MONTH (22/06)||Within the next six months||Seven months up to one year||One to two years||More than two years||Never|
|A Covid-19 vaccine will be developed||11%||22%||43%||20%||4%|
|Quarantine will no longer required after international travel||12%||27%||35%||22%||4%|
|The housing market will return pre-pandemic levels||11%||22%||38%||25%||4%|
|International travel will be allowed without restriction||10%||23%||39%||24%||4%|
|Unemployment will return to pre-pandemic levels||8%||17%||37%||33%||6%|
|The population will build resistance to Covid-19 through exposure (herd immunity)||8%||15%||31%||27%||20%|
|Australia will pay off its national debt||5%||9%||12%||52%||22%|
- Expectations of the effect of the Covid-19 have lengthened in the past month, with more people now thinking the impacts will last for more than two years.
- 32% expect it will be over two years before quarantine following international travel is removed (up from 22% last month). Similarly more people now think it will be over two years before housing prices (25% to 38%), unrestricted international travel (24% to 38%) and unemployment (33% to 48%) return to pre-Covid levels.
- 26% do not think a population-wide resistance to the disease will ever be achieved.
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