Essential Report

Change in concern about religious freedoms

Sep 26, 2017

Q. Over the last couple of weeks, have your concerns about the impact on religious freedoms increased or decreased or stayed about the same?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Support same sex marriage Don’t support same sex marriage
Concerns have increased 24%   20% 30% 10% 31%   9% 51%
Concerns have decreased 5%   6% 5% 11% 3%   7% 4%
Stayed about the same 61%   64% 60% 73% 61%   77% 38%
Not sure 9%   11% 5% 6% 5%   7% 7%

 

 

24% say their concerns that allowing same-sex marriage may impact on religious freedoms has increased while 65% say their concerns have stayed the same or decreased.

51% of those who don’t support same-sex marriage say their concerns have increased.

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