Same-sex marriage

Aug 22, 2017

 Q. Do you support changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote
Yes 57% 71% 49% 69% 43% 48% 65% 65% 56% 50% 67% 57% 22%
No 32% 20% 42% 17% 49% 40% 24% 25% 30% 42% 30% 29% 59%
Don’t know 11% 9% 10% 14% 8% 12% 11% 10% 14% 8% 3% 15% 19%

 

57% support changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry and 32% are opposed.

Those most in favour of changing the marriage laws are Labor voters (71%), Greens voters (69%), women (65%) and those aged 18-34 (65%).

Those who would definitely vote in the national survey are more likely to support same-sex marriage (67%).

A somewhat differently worded question asked in July showed 61% support for allowing same-sex couples to marry, 26% opposed and 13% don’t know.