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.

Republic

Oct 24, 2011

Q.  Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?

Jan 2010 March 2011 Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
In favour 41% 39% 41% 51% 35% 56%
Against 32% 34% 33% 21% 45% 19%
No opinion 27% 27% 26% 28% 19% 26%

41% favour Australia becoming a republic and 33% are against – showing little change since this question was asked in January 2010. 26% have no opinion.

Those most in favour were men (51%), Greens voters (56%) and Labor voters (51%).

Those most against were aged 65+ (56%) and Liberal/National voters (45%).

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Benefit of Membership of Commonwealth of Nations

Oct 24, 2011

Q. Do you think Australia benefits from being part of the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly known as the British Commonwealth)?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total some/a lot of benefit 47% 47% 55% 38%
Benefits a lot 14% 13% 20% 3%
Some benefit 33% 34% 35% 35%
Benefits a little 19% 21% 18% 24%
No benefit 19% 19% 18% 23%
Don’t know 14% 13% 10% 15%

47% believed there is some or a lot of benefit in being part of the Commonwealth and 19% think there is no benefit.

Those most likely to think there is some/a lot of benefit were aged 65+ (64%) and Liberal/National voters (55%)

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Succession to the British Throne

Oct 24, 2011

Q. Currently a male child takes precedence over a female child in succeeding the British throne, even if he is younger than his older sister. In your opinion, should the laws relating to the Royal Family be changed to allow the first born to become King or Queen regardless of whether they are male or female?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
The law should change so the first born child succeeds the throne regardless of gender 61% 69% 59% 77%
The law should remain the same so that male heirs have priority 13% 9% 17% 4%
No opinion 25% 22% 24% 19%

61% agreed that the law should change so the first born child succeeds the throne and only 13% think the law should remain the same so that male heirs have priority. These results are very similar to a poll conducted in UK in April which showed 60% agreeing with a law change and 18% opposed (Angus Reid Public Opinion).

A majority of all demographic and voter groups supported a law change.

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