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Mar 13, 2018
Essential Vision

Same sex marriage

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2013 Jun 2014 Oct 2015 Jul 2016 Jun 2017 Oct 2017
Should be allowed to marry 65% 76% 54% 89% 54%   57% 60% 59% 58% 61% 61%
Should not be allowed to marry 26% 17% 37% 5% 41%   31% 28% 30% 28% 26% 32%
Don’t know 9%   7% 9% 6% 4%   12% 12% 11% 14% 13% 7%

Support for same sex marriage appears to have increased a little since the national vote.

65% thought that people of the same sex should be able to marry and 26% thought that they should not.

Women (67% support) were more likely than men (62%) to support same sex marriage.

76% of 18-34 year olds supported same sex marriage, compared to 52% of over 65 year olds.

Nov 6, 2017
Essential Vision

Voting in same sex marriage survey

Q. Have you voted in the national postal vote on same-sex marriage?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   19 Sep 26 Sep 3 Oct 24 Oct
Yes, I have voted 86%   89% 91% 91% 91%   9% 36% 47% 75%
No, I have not voted 14%   11% 9% 9% 9%          

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes, I have voted 86%   86% 86% 80% 84% 94%
No, I have not voted 14%   14% 14% 20% 16% 6%

 

86% say they have voted in the same sex marriage survey – up 11% in the past 2 weeks.

94% of those aged 55+ say they have voted compared to 80% of those aged under 35.

Nov 6, 2017
Essential Vision

Vote in same sex marriage survey

Q. Did you answer yes or no to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? (Based on those who have voted)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   3 Oct 24 Oct
Yes 64%   79% 54% 92% 44%   64% 60%
No 31%   16% 43% 4% 51%   30% 34%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   5% 3% 4% 5%   6% 5%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes 64%   58% 69% 77% 64% 50%
No 31%   27% 25% 17% 30% 46%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   5% 6% 6% 6% 4%

Of those who have voted, 64% say they voted yes (up 4% from 2 weeks ago) and 31% no (down 3%). 5% did not give an answer.

Those most likely to have voted yes are Greens voters (92%), Labor voters (79%), aged 18-34 (77%) and women (69%).

Oct 23, 2017
Essential Vision

Vote in same sex marriage survey

Q. Did you answer yes or no to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? (Based on those who have already voted)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   3 Oct
Yes 60%   78% 44% 90% 46%   64%
No 34%   19% 51% 6% 46%   30%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   4% 5% 4% 7%   6%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Yes 60%   54% 66% 73% 61% 49%
No 34%   40% 29% 24% 34% 43%
Don’t know/Prefer not to say 5%   6% 5% 3% 5% 8%

 

Of those who have already voted, 60% say they voted yes (down 4% from 3 weeks ago) and 34% no (up 4%).

Those most likely to have voted yes are Greens voters (90%), Labor voters (78%), aged 18-34 (73%) and women (66%).

Oct 23, 2017
Essential Vision

Intended vote in same sex marriage survey

Q. The question in the national postal vote on same-sex marriage is “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Do you intend to vote yes or no? (Based on those who have not yet voted)

  Total Men Women   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote   3 Oct
Intend to vote yes 39% 38% 40% 64% 48% 17% 50%
Intend to vote no 33% 35% 31% 31% 39% 36% 36%
Don’t know 28% 28% 28% 5% 13% 47% 14%

 

 

Of those who have not voted, 39% say they will vote yes and 33% no. However, of those who will definitely vote, 64% will vote yes and 31% no.

Oct 4, 2017
Essential Vision

Same sex marriage

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

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Attend church at least once a month

(21%)

Attend church less often

(31%)

Never attend church

(48%)

  Jul 2017
Should be allowed to marry 61%   72% 48% 77% 54%   39% 58% 71%   61%
Should not be allowed to marry 32%   23% 43% 18% 41%   53% 34% 22%   26%
Don’t know 7%   5% 9% 4% 6%   8% 8% 7%   13%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Already voted Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote
Should be allowed to marry 61%   54% 67% 68% 62% 51%   66% 61% 61% 29%
Should not be allowed to marry 32%   39% 25% 25% 32% 40%   30% 35% 31% 40%
Don’t know 7%   7% 7% 7% 6% 9%   4% 3% 8% 31%

 

61% thought that people of the same sex should be able to marry and 32% thought that they should not.

Women (67% support) were more likely than men (54%) to support same sex marriage.

72% of 18-24 year olds supported same sex marriage, compared to 40% of over 65 year olds.

Support for same sex marriage has remained stable over the last few years but opposition has increased and those who don’t have an opinion has declined.

Oct 4, 2017
Essential Vision

Vote in same sex marriage survey

Q. Did you answer yes or no to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? (Based on those who have already voted)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Should be allowed to marry Should not be allowed to marry
Yes 64%   76% 47% 95% 49%   94% 5%
No 30%   21% 43% 5% 43%   1% 92%
Prefer not to say 6%   3% 10% 8%   4% 3%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Attend church at least once a month Attend church less often Never attend church
Yes 64%   56% 70% 76% 65% 55%   26% 64% 73%
No 30%   40% 23% 20% 30% 37%   67% 27% 24%
Prefer not to say 6%   4% 7% 4% 5% 8%   7% 9% 4%

 

Of those who have already voted, 64% say they voted yes and 30% no.

Those most likely to have voted yes are Greens voters (95%), Labor voters (76%), aged 18-34 (76%) and women (70%).

Oct 4, 2017
Essential Vision

Intended vote in same sex marriage survey

Q. The question in the national postal vote on same-sex marriage is “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Do you intend to vote yes or no? (Based on those who have not yet voted)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Should be allowed to marry Should not be allowed to marry   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote
Intend to vote yes 50%   66% 41% 55% 36%   88% 3%   61% 57% 16%
Intend to vote no 36%   24% 46% 30% 42%   5% 93%   37% 34% 44%
Don’t know 14%   10% 12% 16% 22%   7% 4%   2% 10% 40%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Attend church at least once a month Attend church less often Never attend church
Intend to vote yes 50%   46% 55% 58% 49% 38%   40% 44% 61%
Intend to vote no 36%   40% 30% 28% 36% 48%   51% 42% 20%
Don’t know 14%   14% 15% 14% 15% 14%   9% 13% 19%

 

Of those yet to vote, 50% say they will vote yes and 36% no. However, of those who will definitely vote, 61% will vote yes and 37% no.

Those most likely to vote yes are Labor voters (66%), aged 18-34 (58%) and women (55%).

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