Impact of same-sex marriage

Dec 10, 2019

Q. Same-sex marriage has now been legal in Australia for two years (since December 2017). To what extent do you think allowing same-sex people to marry has had a positive or negative impact on Australia?

  Total Federal Voting Intention
Labor Coalition Greens NET: Other
Strong positive impact 24% 28% 18% 43% 22%
Somewhat positive impact 23% 27% 24% 22% 10%
Neither positive, nor negative impact 38% 33% 43% 27% 38%
Somewhat negative impact 7% 5% 8% 4% 10%
Strong negative impact 8% 7% 8% 5% 21%
NET: Positive impact 47% 55% 42% 65% 31%
NET: Negative impact 15% 12% 15% 8% 31%
Base (n) 1,035 339 356 106 116
  • 47% of participants say allowing same-sex people to marry has had a positive impact on Australia with only 15% saying this has had a negative impact.
  • Greens voters are most likely to say this has had a positive impact (65%) whereas 31% of other party or independent voters believe this has had a negative impact.

Sign up for updates

Receive the Essential Report in your inbox.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.