Same sex marriage

Aug 23, 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 Jul 2016
Should be allowed to marry 62%   72% 53% 92% 48%   53% 54% 55% 57% 60% 59% 64% 58%
Should not be allowed to marry 27%   20% 35% 5% 41%   36% 35% 36% 31% 28% 30% 26% 28%
Don’t know 12%   85 12% 3% 10%   11% 11% 9% 12% 12% 11% 10% 14%

62% (up 4% since July) agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 27% (down 1%) think they should not.

Support for same sex marriage is 56% among men and 67% among women. 71% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – while those aged 65+ split 47% in favour/39% against.