Same-sex marriage vote

Aug 15, 2017

Q. The Coalition Government has decided to make a second attempt to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. If it does not pass the Senate, they will hold a voluntary postal vote (which does not need legislation). Do you approve or disapprove of this approach to resolving the issue of same-sex marriage?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total approve 39%   31% 49% 25% 37%   41% 37% 43% 38% 35%
Total disapprove 47%   55% 37% 69% 52%   47% 48% 42% 45% 56%
Strongly approve 14%   13% 15% 8% 15%   16% 12% 13% 14% 14%
Approve 25%   18% 34% 17% 22%   25% 25% 30% 24% 21%
Disapprove 17%   16% 18% 20% 20%   14% 20% 19% 16% 16%
Strongly disapprove 30%   39% 19% 49% 32%   33% 28% 23% 29% 40%
Don’t know 14%   13% 13% 6% 11%   13% 15% 15% 16% 8%

 

Respondents were more likely to disapprove of the Government’s plan for addressing the issue of same-sex marriage. 39% approved but 47% disapproved.

Those most likely disapprove were Greens voters (69%) and Labor voters (55%) while 49% of Liberal/National voters approved.

Younger voters were more likely to approve of the Government’s decision – 43% of those aged 18-34 approved compared to 35% of those aged 55+.

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