Key findings include:
- The perceived threat of COVID-19 to community, job / business, and country have all increased this wave, and are at the highest level since September 2020. Three in ten (29%) believe COVID-19 poses a high threat to their job or business.
- 83% (compared to 67% March 2020) of New Zealanders believe the government is doing a good job in containing the spread of the virus and dealing with the recovery.
- Three quarters (75%, compared to 62% March 2020) of New Zealanders support keeping the borders closed. Support for keeping the borders closed has remained high throughout the pandemic.
- Two thirds (66%) feel confident that the New Zealand borders are being managed well and 61% agree that managed isolation and quarantine facilities are being managed well.
- Half (51%) of New Zealanders say they are likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to them, whilst one in five (18%) are not likely to get vaccinated and one quarter (24%) sit somewhere in between.