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Now 77% of Australians would get a vaccine for COVID-19 – down 10% points since April 2020

Australians were asked a series of six questions to determine their views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world via an online survey of an Australia-wide cross-section of 1,008 Australians aged 18+ conducted from November 12-17, 2020.

Of all Australians three-in-four (77%, down 10% points on April 2020) say they are willing to be vaccinated for Coronavirus if a new vaccine becomes publicly available, while a small 12% (up 5%) of Australians are not willing and 11% don’t know, according to a special Roy Morgan survey of an Australia-wide cross-section of 1,008 Australians aged 18+ conducted in November 2020.


Men are more likely than women to get the COVID-19 vaccine (See Question 5 details below)

Analysis by Gender shows a significantly more men (83%, down 6%) than women (72%, down 13%) are willing to be vaccinated if a new Coronavirus vaccine became publicly available.

Analysis by State show those in New South Wales are most likely (81%) to be vaccinated if one became publicly available, while West Australians (69%) and Queenslanders (70%) are the least likely. Additionally, 20% of Queenslanders would not be willing to be vaccinated if one became publicly available much higher percentage than any of the other States: WA (14%), NSW (11%), VIC (9%) and SA (6%).


If a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine became publicly available, I would be willing to be vaccinated - By States

Gallup International Poll - Taking a COVID-19 Vaccine

Source: Roy Morgan online survey of Australians conducted from November 12-17, 2020, n=1,008.
Base: Australians aged 18+.


Australians accept international travel restrictions to combat the virus (See Question 1 details below)

Large majorities of Australians in all States, both genders and across all age groups agree travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spread of Coronavirus. Agreement is highest for people aged 50-64 (93%) or 25-34 (93%) and in South Australia (96%) and New South Wales (93%). In addition, 91% of both men and women agree that travel restrictions between countries are acceptable.


Do you think travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spread of the Coronavirus? By Age

Gallup International - International Air Travel

Source: Roy Morgan online survey of Australians conducted from November 12-17, 2020, n=1,008.
Base: Australians aged 18+.


More Australians say the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus crisis well (See Question 2 details below)

Now 82% of Australians agree (up 17% since April) the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus well - 23% (up 2%) strongly agree while a further 59% (up 15%) agree.


An unchanged 75% of Australians disagree the threat from the virus is exaggerated (See Question 3 details below)

One-in-five Australians agree the threat from Coronavirus is ‘exaggerated’ with those living outside capital cities more likely to agree (24%) the threat from Coronavirus is exaggerated than those from capital cities (19%).


Three quarters of Australians would sacrifice their ‘human rights’ to help prevent the spread of the virus – a drop of 5% points from April (See Question 4 details below)

A reduced 75% (down 5% since April) of Australians agree they are willing to sacrifice some of their ‘human rights’ if it helps prevent the spread of the Coronavirus compared to 17% (up 3% over the same time period) disagree.

A decreasing 77% (down 7%) of women agree they would willingly sacrifice their’ human rights’ if it helps prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Of men 73% (down 2%) are willing, 21% not willing and 6% are undecided.


Thinking about the year ahead in Australia (See Question 6 details below)

In November, before the recent Coronavirus outbreak in Sydney, only 10% of Australians believed 2021 will be “Worse” while 17% believed it will be “the same” and a majority of 59% said it will be “Better” while 14% said they “Didn’t know”.

This question was covered extensively in a separate release available to view here.


Australians were asked a series of six questions to determine their views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world via an online survey of an Australia-wide cross-section of 1,008 Australians aged 18+ conducted from November 12-17, 2020.  The first five questions were on a five-point scale with strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree and don’t know the available responses.

●       Question 1: “Do you think travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spreading of the Coronavirus?”

●       Question 2: “I think the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus well?”

●       Question 3: “I believe the threat from the Coronavirus is exaggerated?”

●       Question 4: “I am willing to sacrifice some of my human rights if it helps prevent the spread of the virus?”

●       Question 5: “If a new Coronavirus vaccine became publicly available, I would be willing to be vaccinated?”

Question 6: The final question was posed as a choice between three outcomes. People surveyed were asked: “As far as you are concerned, do you think that 2021 will be better, worse, or the same as 2020?”




Question 1:
Travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spreading of the Coronavirus

Australians 18+

Nov 12-17

2020

%

TOTAL Agree

91

Strongly agree

52

Agree

39

Disagree

4

Strongly disagree

3

TOTAL Disagree

7

Don’t know

2

TOTAL

100


Travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spreading of the Coronavirus – By Gender & Age

Gender

Age

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

91

91

91

86

93

89

93

Strongly agree

52

52

52

45

51

50

58

Agree

39

39

39

41

42

39

35

Disagree

4

5

3

6

4

5

3

Strongly disagree

3

3

3

5

2

3

3

TOTAL Disagree

7

8

6

11

6

8

6

Don’t know

2

1

3

3

1

3

1

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


Travel restrictions between countries are acceptable in order to fight against the spreading of the Coronavirus – By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

91

93

90

89

87

96

100

Strongly agree

52

49

49

47

59

65

74

Agree

39

44

41

42

28

31

26

Disagree

4

3

5

4

7

1

-

Strongly disagree

3

2

3

5

4

-

-

TOTAL Disagree

7

5

8

9

11

1

-

Don’t know

2

2

2

2

2

3

-

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.


Question 2:
I think the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus well

Australians 18+

Mar 28-29,
2020

Apr 4-5,
2020

Nov 12-17,

2020

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

43

65

82

Strongly agree

9

21

23

Agree

34

44

59

Disagree

33

23

10

Strongly disagree

16

6

4

TOTAL Disagree

49

29

14

Don’t know

8

6

4

TOTAL

100

100

100


I think the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus well – By Gender & Age

Gender

Age

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

82

79

85

77

81

83

85

Strongly agree

23

24

21

15

23

23

26

Agree

59

55

64

62

58

60

59

Disagree

10

12

8

15

9

10

8

Strongly disagree

4

5

3

3

5

3

5

TOTAL Disagree

14

17

11

18

14

13

13

Don’t know

4

4

4

5

5

4

2

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


I think the Australian Government is handling the Coronavirus well – By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

82

83

77

84

86

87

80

Strongly agree

23

24

17

24

23

28

33

Agree

59

59

60

60

63

59

47

Disagree

10

10

11

8

12

10

4

Strongly disagree

4

2

8

5

1

-

8

TOTAL Disagree

14

12

19

13

13

10

12

Don’t know

4

5

4

3

1

3

8

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.


Question 3:
I believe the threat from the Coronavirus is exaggerated

Australians 18+

Mar 28-29,
2020

Apr 4-5,
2020

Nov 12-17,

2020

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

15

20

21

Strongly agree

5

4

7

Agree

10

16

14

Disagree

34

34

32

Strongly disagree

47

41

43

TOTAL Disagree

81

75

75

Don’t know

4

5

4

TOTAL

100

100

100


I believe the threat from the Coronavirus is exaggerated – By Gender & Age

Gender           

Age

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

21

25

18

30

26

20

14

Strongly agree

7

9

5

10

7

6

6

Agree

14

16

13

20

19

14

8

Disagree

32

32

32

32

33

31

34

Strongly disagree

43

40

46

30

39

46

50

TOTAL Disagree

75

72

78

62

72

77

84

Don’t know

4

3

4

8

2

3

2

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100



I believe the threat from the Coronavirus is exaggerated – By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

21

20

20

31

19

13

4

Strongly agree

7

6

5

13

6

3

-

Agree

14

14

15

18

13

10

4

Disagree

32

39

27

29

36

33

16

Strongly disagree

43

36

49

39

40

50

80

TOTAL Disagree

75

75

76

68

76

83

96

Don’t know

4

4

4

1

5

4

-

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.


Question 4:
I am willing to sacrifice some of my human rights if it helps prevent the spread of the virus

Australians 18+

Mar 28-29,
2020

Apr 4-5,
2020

Nov 12-17,

2020

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

80

80

75

Strongly agree

33

35

29

Agree

47

45

46

Disagree

8

8

12

Strongly disagree

6

6

5

TOTAL Disagree

14

14

17

Don’t know

6

6

8

TOTAL

100

100

100


I am willing to sacrifice some of my human rights if it helps prevent the spread of the virus
 – By Gender & Age

Gender

Age 

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

75

73

77

72

73

75

78

Strongly agree

29

29

30

31

29

27

32

Agree

46

44

47

41

44

48

46

Disagree

12

14

8

12

14

10

10

Strongly disagree

5

7

4

3

4

8

5

TOTAL Disagree

17

21

12

15

18

18

15

Don’t know

8

6

11

13

9

7

7

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


I am willing to sacrifice some of my human rights if it helps prevent spread of the virus
 – By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

75

74

79

71

75

80

69

Strongly agree

29

27

35

21

32

37

34

Agree

46

47

44

50

43

43

35

Disagree

12

13

10

14

12

5

19

Strongly disagree

5

5

4

8

5

2

4

TOTAL Disagree

17

18

14

22

17

7

23

Don’t know

8

8

7

7

8

13

8

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.


Question 5: If a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine became publicly available, I would be willing to be vaccinated

Australians 18+

Mar 28-29,
2020

Apr 4-5,
2020

Nov 12-17,

2020

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

86

87

77

Strongly agree

56

56

41

Agree

30

31

36

Disagree

4

3

6

Strongly disagree

3

4

6

TOTAL Disagree

7

7

12

Don’t know

7

6

11

TOTAL

100

100

100


If a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine became publicly available, I would be willing to be vaccinated – By Gender & Age

Gender

Age

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

77

83

72

72

80

75

80

Strongly agree

41

43

39

36

41

43

41

Agree

36

40

33

36

39

32

39

Disagree

6

5

7

5

6

7

5

Strongly disagree

6

4

7

11

2

6

6

TOTAL Disagree

12

9

14

16

8

13

11

Don’t know

11

8

14

12

12

12

9

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


If a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine became publicly available, I would be willing to be vaccinated – By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

TOTAL Agree

77

81

79

70

69

77

84

Strongly agree

41

40

46

31

31

47

56

Agree

36

41

33

39

38

30

28

Disagree

6

7

5

8

6

4

4

Strongly disagree

6

4

4

12

8

2

4

TOTAL Disagree

12

11

9

20

14

6

8

Don’t know

11

8

12

10

17

17

8

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.


Question 6:

As far as you are concerned, do you think that 2021 will be better, worse, or the same as 2020?

Australians 18+

2018

2019

Nov 12-17,

2020

%

%

%

Better

44

12

59

Same

32

41

17

Worse

14

40

10

Don’t know

10

7

14

TOTAL

100

100

100


As far as you are concerned, do you think that 2021 will be better, worse, or the same as 2020?
By Gender & Age

Gender

Age

Australians
18+

Men

Women

Under 25

25-34

35-49

50-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Better

59

59

58

56

60

57

61

Same

17

17

18

13

17

21

17

Worse

10

12

8

6

12

10

9

Don’t know

14

11

16

25

11

12

13

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


As far as you are concerned, do you think that 2021 will be better, worse, or the same as 2020?
By State

States

Australians
18+

NSW

VIC

QLD

WA

SA

TAS#

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Better

59

59

64

52

57

56

55

Same

17

17

15

20

22

16

17

Worse

10

11

8

11

6

13

18

Don’t know

14

13

13

17

15

15

10

TOTAL

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

#Sample sizes with fewer than 50 respondents should be treated with caution.