Essential Report

Views towards level of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Aug 31, 2021

Q. Thinking about the latest Covid-19 lockdown in your area, do you think the restrictions are…?

[Asked only to respondents with lockdown restrictions in their area]

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Too strong 27% 30% 24% 24% 28% 30% 21% 32% 26% 43%
About right 61% 58% 65% 63% 60% 61% 67% 60% 66% 43%
Too weak 11% 11% 12% 13% 13% 9% 12% 8% 8% 14%
Base (n) 925 465 460 308 324 293 324 344 80 97

 

  State
NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Too strong 28% 35% 20% 12% 30%
About right 56% 57% 70% 70% 70%
Too weak 16% 8% 11% 18% 0%
Base (n) 345 275 156 58 51
  • 61% of people under lockdown restrictions think the lockdown restrictions in their area are about right. 27% think they’re too strong and 11% too weak.
  • Victorians are most likely to think their restrictions are too strong (35%). In comparison, 28% of NSW residents think their restrictions are too strong. Those in NSW are more likely than Victorians to think the restrictions there are too weak (16% to 8% respectively).

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