More than half of Australians want lockdowns and border closures to be ditched as more are vaccinated and just 19 percent demand that we hide in our homes long-term
- Voters think lockdown and border closures should be lifted while we vaccinate
- More are queuing for vaccine but want leniency with health regulations
- Findings from Resolve Political Monitor show massive drop in vaccine hesitation
More than half of Australians want lockdowns and border closures to be lifted as more people get vaccinated and those too scared to get the shot arrive.
A survey by Resolve Political Monitor found that 54 percent agreed and 19 percent disagreed with 27 percent pending a decision.
Almost exactly the same numbers agreed that people who were fully vaccinated should have more freedoms than those who have yet to get the shot.
54 per cent of voters believe lockdowns and border controls should be lifted as more Australians queue to get the Covid-19 jab
Australians are divided on granting more freedoms and benefits to vaccinated people, while younger age groups still don’t have the vaccine at their disposal
The survey for The age also showed a huge drop in vaccine hesitancy as the number of coronavirus cases increased, with 21 percent stating they would not get the shot, compared to 29 percent two months earlier.
Others have suggested that it would be unfair to give some people extra freedoms if not all Australians, especially those under 40, have been given access to vaccines. What do you prefer?’ another research question.
Findings showed that 45 percent of Australians believed greater freedoms should wait until the rest of the country is vaccinated.
Another 34 percent said vaccinated people should be given immediate liberties and 21 percent remained undecided.
Voters were also torn about the speed of governments imposing lockdowns, with 34 percent saying it had been too slow to restrict movement, 17 percent saying they were too fast and 12 percent undecided.
The survey found that 45 percent of Australians believe greater freedoms should wait until the rest of the country is vaccinated
When asked whether lockdowns and border restrictions should be phased out in the coming months as more people get vaccinated, 21 percent agree and 34 percent agree
Resolve Political Monitor Director Jim Reed told: The age the results suggested people would be less accepting of the lockdowns after the vaccine rollout in Australia is over.
“The whole reason for getting vaccinated is to keep people safe without locking them up in their homes at undue economic costs,” he said.
“The research tells us that this is what people want.”
In the latest survey of vaccine hesitancy, 21 percent of voters said they were unlikely to get vaccinated, 9 percent were “not very likely” and 12 percent said they were “not at all likely” to take up an offer to be vaccinated. vaccinated with AstraZeneca or Pfizer in the coming months.
In May, the Resolve Political Monitor began monitoring vaccine hesitancy after it found that as many as 29 percent of Australians revealed they were “likely not to be vaccinated.”
The study was released a month after the federal government declared Pfizer the preferred vaccine for people under the age of 50, rekindling the debate over AstraZeneca.
The online poll also asked 1,607 voters for their views on vaccinations and lockdowns, which coincided with the lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne in July.
The Resolve Political Monitor began monitoring vaccine hesitancy after it found that a massive 29 percent of Australians revealed they were ‘likely not to be vaccinated’
The Australian Bureau of Statistics also released results from the latest Household Impacts of Covid-19 Survey with 3,414 participants.
The survey, conducted between June 11 and June 20, found that 73 percent of Australians agreed or strongly agreed that they would receive a Covid vaccine when it becomes available to them.
Those who agreed or strongly agreed with getting a vaccine were 78 percent of men and 69 percent of women, and 90 percent were 70 years of age or older.
One in nine, 11 percent of people, disagreed or strongly disagreed that they would get the vaccine once it becomes available to them.