Australians are more concerned about job losses and their mental health than the health implications of COVID-19, a survey has found.
A landmark survey conducted by YouGov and News Corp reveals Australians’ attitudes towards the pandemic and lockdowns are shifting.
It found two in three Australians believe vaccinations are the pathway to normal life – and 22 per cent believe lockdowns should continue until zero cases are reached.
58 per cent of Australians hold great fears for businesses and job losses, whilst 56 per cent fear the impacts lockdowns are having on mental health.
Half revealed their biggest fear was missing friends and family and 46 per cent feared catching the disease.
Further, 49 per cent revealed they knew someone whose mental health has suffered as a result of restrictions.
Australians were also surveyed on the impacts of homeschooling, with more than half of parents surveyed revealing they believe time away from the classroom is having a long term negative impact on their children.