Same sex marriage

Jul 12, 2016

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Nov 2010 Jul 2011 Sep 2012 Oct 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2015 Mar 2016
Should be allowed to marry 58% 67% 50% 91% 46% 53% 54% 55% 57% 60% 59% 64%
Should not be allowed to marry 28% 22% 37% 7% 47% 36% 35% 36% 31% 28% 30% 26%
Don’t know 14% 11% 14% 2% 7% 11% 11% 9% 12% 12% 11% 10%

58% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 28% think they should not. This is a 6% drop in support since March but similar to average level of support over the last 3 years.

Support for same sex marriage is 54% among men and 62% among women. 67% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – while those aged 65+ split 40% in favour/49% against.

 

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