Essential Report

Referendum on same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of holding a referendum on same sex marriage?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Total approve

53%

55%

48%

73%

68%

31%

Total disapprove

36%

32%

41%

14%

22%

62%

Strongly approve

26%

27%

21%

50%

38%

10%

Approve

27%

28%

27%

23%

30%

21%

Disapprove

21%

19%

25%

8%

14%

32%

Strongly disapprove

15%

13%

16%

6%

8%

30%

Don’t know

12%

13%

10%

13%

10%

7%

53% of respondents approved a referendum on same sex marriage and 36% disapproved.

Of those who support same sex marriage, 68% approve a referendum and 22% disapprove – while 31% of those who are opposed to same sex marriage approve a referendum and 62% disapprove.

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