Predictions for the economy in relation to the COVID-19 crisis in Australia 2020

In March, 2020, a survey of Australians during the novel coronavirus pandemic revealed that 78 percent of respondents believed that the economy would get worse in the next month. Only slightly fewer respondents believed the economy would decline in three months time and just under 50 percent believed it would not improve in one year's time, compared to 32 percent who expected it to get better.

Opinion on how the economy will change because of the COVID-19 crisis in Australia in March 2020, by timeframe

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 11 to 15, 2020

Number of respondents


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Survey participants responded to the question: "How do you think the Australian economy will change over the following timeframes?"

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