Essential Report

Views towards easing restrictions for fully vaccinated people

Sep 14, 2021

Q. Thinking about Covid-19 restrictions and vaccinations, which of the following is closer to your view?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Restrictions should be relaxed for people who have been fully vaccinated effective immediately 39% 42% 36% 40% 37% 39% 34% 47% 37% 31%
Restrictions should only be relaxed when everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated 44% 42% 45% 41% 43% 48% 51% 42% 47% 36%
People who are vaccinated should not be treated any differently to unvaccinated people 17% 16% 19% 19% 20% 13% 16% 11% 15% 33%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 341 374 385 367 389 103 145

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Restrictions should be relaxed for people who have been fully vaccinated effective immediately 46% 38% 36% 33% 30%
Restrictions should only be relaxed when everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated 39% 46% 45% 49% 51%
People who are vaccinated should not be treated any differently to unvaccinated people 15% 16% 19% 18% 19%
Base (n) 352 274 217 89 111
  • 44% of people think restrictions should only be relaxed when everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated. A further 39% think restrictions should be relaxed for people who have been fully vaccinated effective immediately. 17% think people who are vaccinated should not be treated any differently to unvaccinated people.
  • Coalition voters (47%) and NSW residents (46%) are most likely to think restrictions should be relaxed for people who have been fully vaccinated effective immediately.
  • Labor voters (51%) and Western Australians (51%) are most likely to think restrictions should only be relaxed when everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated.
  I’ve already had the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine /

 I’ve already had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine

I’ve booked my vaccination and am waiting to get my first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine I will get vaccinated but haven’t booked my vaccination yet I’d never get vaccinated
Restrictions should be relaxed for people who have been fully vaccinated effective immediately 47% 25% 19% 11%
Restrictions should only be relaxed when everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated 45% 66% 38% 3%
People who are vaccinated should not be treated any differently to unvaccinated people 8% 9% 43% 87%
Base (n) 756 132 150 62
  • Support for easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated people is highest among those who themselves have already received a Covid-19 vaccine (47%).
  • The majority of those waiting to receive a vaccine think restrictions should be eased only once everyone has had the opportunity to be vaccinated (66%).
  • 43% of those who say they’ll get vaccinated but haven’t booked their vaccination yet think people who are vaccinated should not be treated any differently to unvaccinated people. Only 9% of those who have booked their vaccination say this.

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