Widespread fires leave few unscathed

There were few Australians left untouched by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Even as the fires still rages, the January 2020 ANU Poll found most Australians were impacted either directly or indirectly. Almost 3 million Australian adults felt direct exposure and another 15 million Australian adults reported indirect exposure.

79 %

The January 2020 ANU Poll found the vast majority of Australians were impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires in one way or another.

2.9 M

The number of adults who reported they were exposed directly to the bushfires, 2.9 million adults or more than 14% of the adult population.

57 %

More than half of the adult population were estimated to have felt physically affected by the smoke from the fires.

54 %

The bushfires also had an impact on mental health with 54% of adults reporting they felt anxious or worried by the fires.

Exposure to Bushfire and Related Events
Thinking first about the bushfires that have occurred/are currently occurring over this spring and summer in Australia. Which of the following, if any, have you experienced?
Sources & Methodology
Variable description Grouped by bushfire exposure category
Variable time span 2020 (January)
Published by ANU Poll
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Data Source doi:10.26193/S1S9I9
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