Essential Report

Views towards sufficiency of lockdown support

Aug 3, 2021

Q. As far as you know, is the Australian Government doing enough, not enough or too much to support people affected by lockdowns?

  Total Federal Voting Intention State
  Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other NSW VIC QLD SA WA
Not doing enough 37% 49% 19% 63% 45% 33% 43% 36% 42% 33%
Doing enough 47% 39% 66% 29% 36% 50% 45% 47% 44% 50%
Doing too much 6% 5% 7% 2% 12% 6% 6% 7% 5% 6%
Unsure 9% 8% 8% 6% 8% 11% 6% 11% 9% 11%
Base (n) 1,098 371 402 90 128 352 276 220 86 111
  • Just over a third of people (37%) think the government is not doing enough to support people affected by lockdowns, while just under half (47%) think the government is doing enough about this. 6% think they are doing too much and 9% are unsure.
  • Greens, Labor and minor/independent party voters are more likely than Coalition voters to think the government is not doing enough to support those affected by lockdowns (63%, 49% and 45% to 19% respectively).
  • In all states, around half of people think the government is doing enough to support those affected by the lockdowns. However, Victorians and South Australians are more likely than other states to think the government is not doing enough to support people affected by lockdowns (43% and 42% respectively).

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