Essential Report

Same sex marriage

Aug 25, 2015

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

 

Jul 2011

Sep 2012

Oct 2013

Jun 2014

Dec 2014

Feb 2015

Jun 2015

Should be allowed to marry

60%

73%

45%

91%

42%

 

54%

55%

57%

60%

55%

59%

59%

Should not be allowed to marry

31%

20%

44%

7%

45%

 

35%

36%

31%

28%

32%

28%

28%

Don’t know

10%

7%

11%

1%

13%

 

11%

9%

12%

12%

14%

13%

14%

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Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Should be allowed to marry

60%

56%

63%

68%

60%

50%

Should not be allowed to marry

31%

34%

27%

21%

30%

43%

Don’t know

10%

10%

10%

11%

10%

7%

60% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 31% think they should not. This represents little change since this question was last asked in June.

Support for same sex marriage is 56% among men and 63% among women. 68% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – while those aged 65+ split 42% in favour/49% against.

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