National vote on same-sex marriage

Aug 30, 2016

Q. The Federal Government intends to hold a national vote on same sex marriage. If the question was “Do you approve of a law to permit people of the same sex to marry?” how would you vote?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes 57%   69% 47% 85% 48%   53% 61% 62% 58% 50%
No 28%   21% 39% 5% 42%   33% 24% 21% 29% 37%
Don’t know 15%   10% 14% 10% 10%   14% 15% 17% 13% 13%

57% would vote “yes” in a plebiscite on same-sex marriage and 28% would vote “no”. 15% did not know how they would vote.

Those most likely to vote “yes” were Greens voters (85%), Labor voters (69%) and voters aged 18-34 (62%).

50% of those aged 65+ would vote “no”.

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