Decision on same sex marriage

Jul 4, 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 June 2017 Vote “Yes” Vote “No”
Should be decided by Parliament 29% 35% 23% 53% 25% 21% 23% 25% 25% 27% 35% 19%
Should have a national vote 59% 54% 68% 43% 68% 67% 66% 60% 59% 61% 57% 74%
Don’t know 12% 11% 9% 4% 8% 12% 11% 15% 16% 12% 8% 7%

 

59% thought that same sex marriage should be decided by a national vote (down 2% since June 6), and 29% thought it should be decided by parliament (up 2%).

Those who do not support same sex marriage were much more likely to prefer a national vote (74% prefer, compared to 57% of same sex marriage supporters).

Men were more likely to prefer a vote in parliament (34% prefer) than women (24%).

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