Essential Report

Same sex marriage

Oct 27, 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

 

 

Sep 2012

Oct 2013

Jun 2014

Feb 2015

Jun 2015

Aug 2015

Should be allowed to marry

59%

67%

50%

84%

55%

 

 

55%

57%

60%

59%

59%

60%

Should not be allowed to marry

30%

22%

41%

11%

35%

 

 

36%

31%

28%

28%

28%

31%

Don’t know

11%

11%

10%

5%

10%

 

 

9%

12%

12%

13%

14%

10%

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Should be allowed to marry

59%

54%

64%

69%

57%

51%

Should not be allowed to marry

30%

35%

24%

22%

29%

38%

Don’t know

11%

11%

12%

9%

14%

11%

59% agreed that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 30% think they should not. This represents little change since this question was last asked in August.

Support for same sex marriage is 54% among men and 64% among women. 69% of under 35’s support same sex marriage – while those aged 65+ split 43% in favour/44% against.

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