Decision on same sex marriage

Aug 30, 2016

Q. Do you think the issue of same sex marriage should be decided by Parliament or should there be a national vote?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Mar 2016 Jul 2016   Vote yes Vote no
Should be decided by Parliament 25%   32% 21% 40% 25%   22% 21% 23% 25%   33% 17%
Should have a national vote 59%   55% 66% 48% 61%   66% 67% 66% 60%   58% 68%
Don’t know 16%   13% 13% 13% 14%   12% 12% 11% 15%   8% 15%

59% favour a national vote on same-sex marriage and 25% think the issue should be decided by Parliament.

This represents little change since this question was asked in July.