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.

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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