Q. Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?
|Jan 2010||Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens|
39% of respondents are in favour of Australia becoming a republic, 34% are against and 27% hold no opinion.
There has been little shift in attitudes from the Jan 2010 poll.
Labor (55%) and Green (63%) voters are more likely to be in favour of a republic. Lib/Nat voters (53%) are more likely to be against Australia becoming a republic.
Males (46%) were more likely than females (33%) to be in favour of Australia becoming a republic. However this did not translate to large numbers of females being against Australia becoming a republic (36% of females compared to 31%) of males, but rather more females (31%) than males (23%) stating that they have no opinion.
Those aged 45-54 were the most likely to be in favour of a republic (48%), but there were also surprisingly high level of support for a republic from older age groups – 41% of those aged 55-64 and 42% of those aged 65+ stated that they were in favour of Australia becoming a republic.
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