Essential Report

Same sex marriage

Dec 9, 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

 

Nov 2010

Jul 2011

Sep 2012

Oct 2013

Jun 2014

Should be allowed to marry

55%

60%

45%

85%

47%

53%

54%

55%

57%

60%

Should not be allowed to marry

32%

28%

40%

8%

45%

36%

35%

36%

31%

28%

Don’t know

14%

12%

12%

7%

7%

11%

11%

9%

12%

12%

55% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 32% think they should not. This is a drop in support since this question was previously asked in June.

Support for same sex marriage is 49% among men but 60% among women. 65% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – compared to 32% of those aged 65+.

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