Essential Report

Same-sex marriage

Sep 5, 2017

Q. Do you support changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry?

  Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote
Yes 59% 73% 47% 82% 48% 52% 65% 69% 57% 49% 69% 60% 16%
No 31% 18% 42% 14% 46% 38% 24% 20% 33% 39% 28% 27% 72%
Don’t know 11% 8% 12% 3% 6% 10% 11% 11% 10% 12% 2% 13% 12%

 

59% (up 2% from 2 weeks ago) support changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry and 31% (down 1%) are opposed.

Those most in favour of changing the marriage laws are Labor voters (73%), Greens voters (82%), women (65%) and those aged 18-34 (69%).

Those who would definitely vote in the national survey are more likely to support same-sex marriage (69%).

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