Essential Report

Referendum

Jul 23, 2013

Q. If a referendum was held to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution and to insert a new section to prohibit racial discrimination, would you vote in favour or against this proposal?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote in favour

62%

69%

56%

80%

Vote against

16%

14%

21%

3%

Don’t know

23%

17%

23%

17%

62% said they would vote in favour if a referendum was held to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution and 16% said they would vote against – 23% don’t know how they would vote.

Strongest support came from women (67%), Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (80%).

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