Importance of Same Sex Marriage Issue

Nov 29, 2010

Q. Compared to other issues that are often raised in politics – like the economy, healthcare, immigration, etc –  how important to you personally is the issue of whether people of the same sex should be allowed to marry?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total important 37% 37% 32% 56%
Total not important 60% 60% 66% 42%
Very important 15% 16% 13% 24%
Quite important 22% 21% 19% 32%
Not so important 31% 33% 30% 23%
Not at all important 29% 27% 36% 19%
Don’t know 4% 3% 1% 2%

37% believe the same sex marriage is an important issue and 60% think it is not important. A majority of Greens voters (56%) think it is important.

41% of those who support same sex marriage think the issue is important and 36% of those opposed think it important.