Vote on same sex marriage

Oct 27, 2015

Q. Considering that a national vote on same-sex marriage would cost around $150 million, do you think that the issue of same-sex marriage should be decided buy a national vote or a vote in parliament?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

A national vote

43%

44%

44%

36%

55%

44%

48%

A vote in Parliament

41%

43%

45%

47%

28%

45%

37%

Don’t know

17%

14%

11%

17%

17%

11%

15%

When asked to consider that a national vote would cost around $150 million, 43% favoured a national vote on same-sex marriage and 41% favoured a vote in Parliament. When this question was asked without the cost information in September, 67% favoured a national vote and 21% thought it should be decided by Parliament.

Those opposed to same-sex marriage were more likely to favour a national vote (48% to 37%).

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