Same sex marriage

Jul 18, 2017

Q. 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 Oct 2015 Mar 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Jun 2017 Jul 2017
Should be allowed to marry 61% 72% 55% 74% 42% 59% 64% 58% 62% 60% 63%
Should not be allowed to marry 26% 17% 32% 18% 46% 30% 26% 28% 27% 26% 25%
Don’t know 13% 11% 13% 9% 12% 11% 10% 14% 12% 14% 12%

61% thought that people of the same sex should be able to marry and 26% thought that they should not. Women (66% support) were more likely than men (56%) to support same sex marriage. 81% of 18-24 year olds supported same sex marriage, compared to 46% of over 65 year olds. These results are similar to those of polling over the last few years.

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