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|
|Should be allowed to marry||50%||60%||38%||82%|
|Should not be allowed to marry||37%||28%||50%||13%|
50% think people of the same sex be allowed to marry and 37% think they should not be allowed to marry.
Strongest support for same sex marriage is shown by Greens voters (82%), Labor voters (60%), females (63%) and those aged 25-44 (61%).
50% of Coalition voters and 68% of those aged 65+ oppose same sex marriage.
By religion, Catholics (58%) and those with no religion (63%) are more likely to support same sex marriage. Anglicans are divided (47% support, 43% oppose) and other Christians are strongly opposed (68%).
Of those who think the issue is important, 60% think same sex marriage should be allowed and 37% think it should not be allowed.
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