Conscience vote on same sex marriage

Jun 23, 2015

Q. Do you think political parties should treat the issue of same-sex marriage as a matter of personal conscience or as a matter of party policy?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Personal conscience

58%

65%

55%

68%

61%

68%

47%

Party policy

19%

18%

26%

16%

14%

16%

29%

Can’t say

22%

18%

20%

16%

25%

16%

24%

58% think that political parties should treat the issue of same-sex marriage as a matter of personal conscience and 19% as a matter of party policy. 65% of Labor voters and 68% of Greens voters think it should be a matter of personal conscience compared to 55% of Liberal/National voters. Those in favour of same-sex marriage are more likely to think it should be a matter of personal conscience.

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