Decision on same sex marriage

Jun 6, 2017

Q. Do you think the issue of same sex marriage should be decided by Parliament or should there be a national vote?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other Sep 2015 Mar 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Vote “Yes” Vote “No”
Should be decided by Parliament 27%   33% 27% 36% 24% 21% 23% 25% 25% 31% 22%
Should have a national vote 61%   57% 67% 45% 67% 67% 66% 60% 59% 62% 68%
Don’t know 12%   10% 6% 19% 10% 12% 11% 15% 16% 7% 10%

 

61% thought that same sex marriage should be decided by a national vote, up 2% since August 2016, and 27% thought it should be decided by parliament, up 2% since August 2016.

62% of those who supported same sex marriage would prefer a national vote, as would 68% percent of those who did not support same sex marriage.

Men were more likely to prefer a vote in parliament (32% prefer) than women (21%).

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