Freedom-loving motorcycle riders appear evenly divided about the planned coronavirus tracing app with slightly more than half saying they would download it.
The result comes from our quick online survey which attracted 228 respondents, 98% of which were in Australia.
Our survey found 51% say they will download the app to help the health authorities trace people with COVID-19 and alert those who have had contact with them.
However, those who will download the app are also divided with 29% saying they would download it regardless.
The remainder ticked “maybe”.
When asked what conditions they would require before downloading, they were divided between fewer travel restrictions (82%) and privacy assurances (63%). Other inducements attracted negligible responses.
The result appears good news for the government which says it needs 40% take-up rate to be effective.
If more than half of the freedom-loving motorcycle riders in our survey say they will download the app, then the government may be on course to reach their desired take-up rate.
But they may need to offer assurances on privacy and may need to offer the inducement of fewer travel restrictions.
There has been talk that if the app doesn’t reach 40%, the government would make it mandatory, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have quashed that notion.
Some of the other comments by respondents who said yes or maybe to downloading the app include: ability to remove the app; anonymity; time limited and displaying where infected individuals live