3 in 4 Australians support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

Following on from a recent Ipsos Study on behalf of the World Economic Forum which showed 88% of Australian adults surveyed would get a vaccine for COVID-19 if it were available, new data shows strong support for mandatory vaccination.

Ipsos Essentials, a global tracker of attitudes and behaviour in a time of crisis across 15 countries, reveals that 77% of Australian adults surveyed support mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19.   Globally, 71% support mandatory vaccinations. Key findings include:

  • South Korea had the highest level of support at 94%, followed by Brazil (88%), Mexico (86%) and India (85%); and
  • Lowest support was recorded in Russia (48%), followed by France (55%), Germany (58%), the US (61%) and South Africa (61%).

Ipsos Essentials is a subscriber based online global tracking study. Each fortnight we survey 14,500 adults across the globe. The latest data was collected between August 27th-30th. The sample for this study consists of approximately 500 individuals in South Africa, Mexico and Russia and 1,000 individuals in the other 13 countries. The samples in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. can be taken as representative of these countries’ general adult population over age 16 or 18 (US and Canada) and under the age of 75. In other locations the sample is more urban, more educated and/or more affluent than the general population and should be viewed as reflecting the views of the more “connected” segment of the population. The data is weighted so that each market’s sample composition best reflects the demographic profile of the adult population according to the most recent census data.