Vote on same-sex marriage

Oct 18, 2016

Q. The Labor Party has announced it will not support a plebiscite on same-sex marriage which means that it will not pass the Senate. What do you think the Government should do about same-sex marriage now?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Have a vote in Parliament about allowing same-sex marriage 55%   65% 47% 82% 46%
Leave the current policy in place until after the next election 30%   19% 42% 11% 46%
Don’t know 15%   16% 11% 7% 9%

The majority of Australians (55%) believe that the government should now hold a vote in Parliament about allowing same-sex marriage.

Just 30% of Australians think the current policy should be left in place until the next election.

Greens voters (82%) are most likely to believe there should be a vote in Parliament, followed by Labor (65%), Lib/Nat (47%) and other voters (46%).

Females (57%) were only slightly more likely than males (53%) to think there should be a vote in Parliament.

Those aged 18-24 (65%) were more likely than the average to think that there should be a vote in Parliament.