Essential Report

Republic

Mar 30, 2021

Q. To what extent would you support or oppose Australia becoming a republic with an Australian head of state?

Mar’21 Nov’18 May’18 Jan’18 Jan’17
TOTAL: Support 48% 44% 48% 44% 44%
TOTAL: Oppose 28% 32% 30% 29% 30%
Unsure 25% 24% 22% 26% 26%
Base (n) 1,100 1,028 1,025 1,038 1,015

 

  Total Gender Age Group Federal Voting Intention
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+ Labor TOTAL: Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other
Strongly oppose 16% 18% 14% 9% 14% 23% 14% 20% 6% 23%
Somewhat oppose 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 10% 17% 14% 9%
Somewhat support 24% 23% 26% 27% 24% 22% 26% 25% 23% 19%
Strongly support 23% 32% 15% 18% 25% 26% 27% 22% 29% 26%
Unsure 25% 16% 33% 33% 25% 17% 23% 17% 28% 24%
TOTAL: Oppose 28% 29% 26% 21% 26% 35% 25% 37% 20% 31%
TOTAL: Support 48% 55% 41% 45% 49% 48% 52% 47% 52% 45%
Base (n) 1,100 539 561 332 382 386 382 389 92 122
  • Support for republic is now at 48%, consistent with previous years.
  • Support for a republic with an Australian head of state is strongest among Labor (52%) and Greens voters (52%). Those aged over 55 were most likely to oppose the establishment of a republic (35%).
  • A third of women and those aged 18-35 (both 33%) are unsure on their support or opposition to Australia becoming a republic.

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