Other issue of most concern

Feb 11, 2014

Q. And which of these other issues are you personally most concerned about?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

 

2 Sep 13

19 Nov

Climate change

21%

28%

10%

44%

20%

16%

22%

Border security

21%

11%

36%

6%

15%

30%

21%

Treatment of the aged

20%

21%

21%

8%

22%

17%

18%

Marriage equality

11%

14%

9%

20%

8%

9%

9%

Population growth

10%

12%

8%

10%

14%

12%

14%

Treatment of the disabled

9%

9%

8%

9%

16%

7%

8%

None of them

5%

4%

5%

5%

4%

5%

4%

Don’t know

3%

2%

2%

1%

4%

4%

21% were most concerned about climate change, 21% were most concerned about border security, and 20% treatment of the aged.

There has been little change since this question was asked in November.

Border security (36%) was the main issue of concern to Liberal/National voters and 44% of Greens voters and 28% of Labor voters nominated climate change.

Same sex marriage

Oct 22, 2013

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

 

Total

22 Oct 13

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

22 Apr 13

6 May 13

Should be allowed to marry

57%

65%

41%

80%

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

58%

Should not be allowed to marry

31%

23%

45%

10%

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

32%

Don’t know

12%

11%

14%

11%

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

57% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 31% think they should not. These results are very similar to the last time this issue was measured in May. However, over the last 3 years support for same sex marriage has increased a little and opposition declined.

Support for same sex marriage is 49% among men but 65% among women. 66% of under 35’s and 62% of those with university education support same sex marriage.

Other issue of most concern

Sep 2, 2013

Q. And which of these other issues are you personally most concerned about?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Border security

30%

20%

48%

5%

Climate change

16%

23%

5%

45%

Population growth

12%

10%

13%

4%

Marriage equality

9%

11%

4%

24%

Treatment of the aged

17%

21%

16%

12%

Treatment of the disabled

7%

10%

4%

7%

None of them

5%

3%

7%

4%

Don’t know

4%

2%

3%

30% were most concerned about border security, 17% treatment of the aged and 16% climate change.

Border security (48%) was the main issue of concern to Liberal/National voters and 45% of Greens voters nominated climate change.

Same Sex Marriage

Jul 4, 2011

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

15 Nov 2010 14 Mar 2011 4 Jul 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should be allowed to marry 53% 49% 54% 65% 41% 85%
Should not be allowed to marry 36% 40% 35% 23% 48% 9%
Don’t know 11% 10% 11% 12% 10% 6%

54% think that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 35% think they should not. This represents an increase in support for same-sex marriage since this question was asked in March – however, similar to the result from last November.

Strongest support came from women (62%) and those aged under 35 (63%).

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