Republic

May 22, 2018

Q. Would you support or oppose Australia becoming a republic with an Australian head of state?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Jan 2017 Jan 2018
Total support 48%   61% 45% 57% 40%   44% 44%
Total oppose 30%   23% 36% 22% 42%   30% 29%
Strongly support 21%   31% 18% 26% 14%   21% 18%
Support 27%   30% 27% 31% 26%   23% 26%
Oppose 17%   13% 22% 14% 18%   18% 14%
Strongly oppose 13%   10% 14% 8% 24%   12% 15%
Don’t know 22%   16% 18% 20% 19%   26% 26%

 

48% support Australia becoming a republic and 30% oppose. 22% have no opinion.

This is a small increase in support (up 4%) for a republic since this question was asked in January.

There was little difference in support for a republic across age groups – 50% of those aged under 35 support a republic compared to 45% of aged 35-54 and 51% of those aged 55+.