Essential Report

Republic

Apr 30, 2014

Q.  Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Jan 2010

March 2011

Oct 2011

Jun 2012

Shift since June 2012

In favour

33%

43%

22%

51%

34%

41%

39%

41%

39%

-6%

Against

42%

32%

58%

21%

46%

32%

34%

33%

35%

+7%

No opinion

25%

25%

19%

28%

20%

27%

27%

26%

27%

-2%

33% of Australians are in favour of Australian becoming a republic. 42% are against.

Greens (51%) and Labor (43%) voters were more likely to be in favour of a republic. Lib/Nat voters (22%) were less likely.

Males (42%) were far more likely than females (24%) to be in favour of a republic.

There was little difference by age, with 29% of those aged 30 and under, 35% aged 31-50 and 33% of those aged 50+ in favour of Australia becoming a republic.

The percentage of Australians in favour of a republic has dropped -6% since the last time it was asked in June 2012.

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