Same sex marriage

Oct 4, 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   Attend church at least once a month

(21%)

Attend church less often

(31%)

Never attend church

(48%)

  Jul 2017
Should be allowed to marry 61%   72% 48% 77% 54%   39% 58% 71%   61%
Should not be allowed to marry 32%   23% 43% 18% 41%   53% 34% 22%   26%
Don’t know 7%   5% 9% 4% 6%   8% 8% 7%   13%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Already voted Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote
Should be allowed to marry 61%   54% 67% 68% 62% 51%   66% 61% 61% 29%
Should not be allowed to marry 32%   39% 25% 25% 32% 40%   30% 35% 31% 40%
Don’t know 7%   7% 7% 7% 6% 9%   4% 3% 8% 31%

 

61% thought that people of the same sex should be able to marry and 32% thought that they should not.

Women (67% support) were more likely than men (54%) to support same sex marriage.

72% of 18-24 year olds supported same sex marriage, compared to 40% of over 65 year olds.

Support for same sex marriage has remained stable over the last few years but opposition has increased and those who don’t have an opinion has declined.

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