Support for republic at end of Queen’s reign

Jan 14, 2014

Q. Would you support or oppose Australia becoming a republic at the end of the Queen’s reign?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Total support

47%

58%

40%

56%

36%

44%

49%

47%

Total oppose

32%

25%

43%

22%

39%

28%

31%

42%

Strongly support

21%

30%

13%

30%

16%

17%

22%

23%

Support

26%

28%

27%

26%

20%

27%

27%

24%

Oppose

15%

13%

20%

12%

16%

12%

15%

20%

Strongly oppose

17%

12%

23%

10%

23%

16%

16%

22%

No opinion

20%

17%

16%

22%

25%

29%

20%

11%

47% support Australia becoming a republic at the end of the Queen’s reign and 32% oppose. 20% have no opinion on the question.

Those most supportive of becoming a republic were Labor voters (58%) Greens voters (56%), men (54%) and those with university education (58%).

By comparison, in response to the question “Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?” polled in June 2012, 39% were in favour, 35% against and 27% had no opinion.