Q. How do you think a decision on legalising same sex marriage should be made?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote other||Should be allowed to marry||Should not be allowed to marry|
|A vote in Parliament where politicians can vote according to their conscience or party policy||23%||28%||22%||39%||18%||29%||12%|
|A national vote which is binding on Parliament||50%||49%||54%||33%||57%||53%||56%|
|A non-binding national vote which is followed by a vote in parliament where politicians can vote according to their conscience or party policy||9%||9%||9%||11%||11%||8%||15%|
50% of respondents want a national vote that is binding on Parliament, 23% want a vote in Parliament without a national vote and only 9% want a national vote followed by a vote in Parliament.
Those most likely to favour a vote in Parliament without a national vote were Greens voters (39%), aged 65+ (32%), university educated (29%) and those who support same-sex marriage (29%),
Note – previous poll questions were asked with 2 options – Should be decided by Parliament 29%, Should have a national vote 59%, Don’t know 12%. (last polled July 2017)
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