Same sex marriage

Mar 15, 2016

Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2010 Jul 2011 Sep 2012 Oct 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2015
Should be allowed to marry 64%   74% 52% 94% 52%   53% 54% 55% 57% 60% 59%
Should not be allowed to marry 26%   18% 39% 2% 33%   36% 35% 36% 31% 28% 30%
Don’t know 10%   8% 9% 4% 14%   11% 11% 9% 12% 12% 11%

64% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 26% think they should not. This is the highest level of support for same sex marriage recorded over the last 6 years.

Support for same sex marriage is 62% among men and 67% among women. 76% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – while those aged 65+ split 45% in favour/41% against.

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