Essential Report

Republic

Jan 24, 2017

Q. Would you support or oppose Australia becoming a republic with an Australian head of state?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total support 44%   50% 41% 52% 43%
Total oppose 30%   24% 41% 18% 38%
Strongly support 21%   29% 14% 30% 23%
Support 23%   21% 27% 22% 20%
Oppose 18%   14% 27% 12% 20%
Strongly oppose 12%   10% 14% 6% 18%
No opinion 26%   26% 18% 31% 19%

 44% support Australia becoming a republic with an Australian head of state and 30% oppose. 26% have no opinion.

Those most likely to support were Labor voters (50%), Greens voters (52%), men (53%) and university educated (52%).

Those most likely to oppose were Liberal/National voters (41%) and aged 65+ (44%).

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