Surrogacy

Aug 19, 2014

Q. Surrogacy entails a woman agreeing to bear a child, which is then transferred to other persons. Do you approve or disapprove of surrogacy in the following circumstances?

 

Total approve

Total dis-approve

 

 

Strongly approve

Approve

Dis-approve

Strongly dis-approve

Don’t know

Where the woman bearing the child is a close friend or relation and is not paid

69%

19%

23%

46%

9%

10%

12%

Where the woman bearing the child lives in Australia and is paid

58%

28%

15%

43%

15%

13%

13%

Where the woman bearing the child lives in another country and is paid

33%

51%

8%

25%

21%

30%

15%

A majority approve of surrogacy where the woman bearing the child is a close friend or relation and is not paid (69%) and where the woman bearing the child lives in Australia and is paid (58%) but disapprove if the woman bearing the child lives in another country and is paid (33% approve/51% disapprove).

A majority of all demographic and voter groups approved of surrogacy where the woman bearing the child lives in Australia – whether paid or unpaid.

For situations where the woman bearing the child lives in another country and is paid, those most likely to approve were aged under 45 (41%), Greens voters (53%) and those earning $1,600pw (44%). Those most likely to disapprove were aged 55+ (67%) and Liberal/National voters (58%).

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