Australians’ attitudes to pandemic and lockdown shifts, study shows

Australians’ attitudes to pandemic and lockdown shifts, study shows

Australians are more concerned about job losses and their mental health than about the health implications of COVID-19, a study finds.

A landmark survey conducted by YouGov and News Corp reveals Australians’ attitudes towards the pandemic and shifting lockdowns.

It found that two in three Australians believe vaccinations are the way to a normal life – and 22 percent believe lockdowns should continue until no cases are reached.

58 percent of Australians fear business and job losses, while 56 percent fear the impact of lockdowns on mental health.

Half revealed that their biggest fear was missing friends and family and 46 percent feared getting the disease.

Furthermore, 49 percent revealed that they knew someone whose mental health has suffered as a result of disabilities.

Australians were also surveyed about the effects of homeschooling, with more than half of parents surveyed saying they believe time away from the classroom has a long-term negative effect on their children.

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