Same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

22 Apr 13

Total

6 May 13

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

58%

66%

49%

91%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

32%

24%

43%

3%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

10%

9%

6%

There has been slightly increased support for same sex marriage since the question was polled last month (and since the suggestion of holding a referendum): with a 4% increase in those in favour of same sex marriage (58%) and a 1% decrease in those opposed (32%).

Those most in favour of same sex marriage were Greens voters (91%), Labor voters (66%) and women (63%). 49% of Liberal/National voters, 36% of men and 54% of people aged 65+ opposed.

Referendum on same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of holding a referendum on same sex marriage?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Total approve

53%

55%

48%

73%

68%

31%

Total disapprove

36%

32%

41%

14%

22%

62%

Strongly approve

26%

27%

21%

50%

38%

10%

Approve

27%

28%

27%

23%

30%

21%

Disapprove

21%

19%

25%

8%

14%

32%

Strongly disapprove

15%

13%

16%

6%

8%

30%

Don’t know

12%

13%

10%

13%

10%

7%

53% of respondents approved a referendum on same sex marriage and 36% disapproved.

Of those who support same sex marriage, 68% approve a referendum and 22% disapprove – while 31% of those who are opposed to same sex marriage approve a referendum and 62% disapprove.

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