Essential Report

Views towards level of lockdown

Aug 3, 2021

Q. Thinking about the latest Covid-19 lockdown in your state, do you think your state government…?

[Asked only to those in NSW, VIC, and SA]

State
NSW VIC SA
locked down too harshly 11% 23% 6%
locked down at about the right level 39% 71% 85%
did not lock down hard enough 50% 6% 9%
Base (n) 352 276 86
  • Half (50%) of those in NSW think their state government did not lock down hard enough. 39% think their state government locked down at about the right level, and 11% think they locked down too harshly.
  • In contrast, the majority of Victorians (71%) and South Australians (85%) think their state governments locked down at about the right level.
  • 23% of Victorians think their state government locked down too harshly.

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