Republic

Nov 6, 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 May 2018
Total support 44%   53% 43% 57% 35%   44% 44% 48%
Total oppose 32%   26% 40% 23% 45%   30% 29% 30%
Strongly support 16%   22% 12% 17% 16%   21% 18% 21%
Support 28%   31% 31% 40% 19%   23% 26% 27%
Oppose 15%   14% 20% 12% 15%   18% 14% 17%
Strongly oppose 17%   12% 20% 11% 30%   12% 15% 13%
Don’t know 24%   22% 17% 20% 20%   26% 26% 22%

 

44% support Australia becoming a republic and 32% oppose. 24% have no opinion.

This is a small drop in support (down 4%) for a republic since this question was asked in May.

Younger respondents were a little more likely to support a republic – 50% of those aged under 35 support a republic compared to 43% of aged 35-54 and 39% of those aged 55+.