Essential Report

Recognition referendum

Sep 27, 2016

Q. If a referendum was held to include recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution, would you vote for or against?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Vote for 58%   67% 52% 76% 50%
Vote against 15%   12% 20% 5% 23%
Don’t know 28%   21% 28% 19% 27%

58% say they would vote for including recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution in a referendum and 15% would vote against. 28% did not know how they would vote.

Those most likely to vote for were Greens voters (76%), Labor voters (67%) and university educated (64%).

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