Essential Report

Decision on same sex marriage

Mar 15, 2016

Do you think the issue of same sex marriage should be decided by Parliament or should there be a national vote? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Aug 2015 Sep 2015
Should be decided by Parliament 23%   26% 23% 35% 17%   22% 21%
Should have a national vote 66%   68% 67% 58% 76%   66% 67%
Don’t know 11%   6% 10% 7% 7%   12% 12%

66% favour a national vote on same sex marriage and 23% think the issue should be decided by Parliament.

This represents little change since this question was asked in September.

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