Essential Report

Views towards proportion of Australian population vaccinated against Covid-19 required for reopening international borders and removing Covid-19 restrictions

Aug 3, 2021

Q. What proportion of the Australian population do you think should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (i.e. received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine) before Australia reopens its international borders and removes all restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic?

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
70% or less 29% 30% 28% 41% 30% 18% 31% 29% 30% 36%
80% or more 62% 62% 61% 46% 60% 76% 62% 66% 56% 54%
Unsure 10% 8% 11% 13% 10% 6% 8% 6% 14% 10%
Base (n) 1,098 537 561 341 372 385 371 402 90 128
  • Most people think more than 80% of the population should be vaccinated before international borders are reopened (62%).

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