Essential Report

Same sex marriage

Jun 17, 2014

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

15 Nov 10

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

6 May 13

22 Oct 13

Should be allowed to marry

60%

73%

45%

79%

56%

53%

54%

54%

55%

58%

57%

Should not be allowed to marry

28%

18%

43%

14%

31%

36%

35%

33%

36%

32%

31%

Don’t know

12%

9%

13%

7%

13%

11%

11%

13%

9%

10%

12%

60% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 28% think they should not. This is the highest support for same sex marriage recorded since this question was first asked in 2010.

Support for same sex marriage is 54% among men but 66% among women. 68% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 36% of those aged 65+.

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