Same sex marriage

Jul 4, 2017

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 Oct 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2015 Mar 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Jun 2017
Should be allowed to marry l 63% 75% 52% 86% 51% 57% 60% 59% 64% 58% 62% 60%
Should not be allowed to marry 25% 15% 35% 11% 36% 31% 28% 30% 26% 28% 27% 26%
Don’t know 12% 9% 13% 3% 13% 12% 12% 11% 10% 14% 12% 14%

63% thought that people of the same sex should be able to marry (up 3% since June 6), and 25% thought that they should not (down 1%).

Women (70% support) were more likely than men (56%) to support same sex marriage.

74% of 18-24 year olds supported same sex marriage, compared to 48% of over 65 year olds.

This poll represents the highest level of support for same sex marriage in over a year – since 64% support was recorded in March 2016.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.