Essential Report

Same-sex marriage

Sep 19, 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
Yes 55%   65% 47% 83% 44%
No 34%   28% 42% 13% 45%
Don’t know 11%   7% 12% 4% 12%

 

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   Will

def-initely vote

Will prob-ably vote Will not vote Already voted   5 Sep
Yes 55%   47% 62% 61% 54% 51%   63% 50% 18% 59%   59%
No 34%   41% 27% 27% 33% 41%   33% 31% 56% 37%   31%
Don’t know 11%   11% 11% 12% 13% 8%   4% 19% 25% 5%   11%

 

59% (down 4% from 2 weeks ago) support changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry and 34% (up 3%) are opposed.

Those most in favour of changing the marriage laws are Labor voters (65%), Greens voters (83%), women (62%) and those aged 18-34 (61%).

Those who would definitely vote in the national survey are more likely to support same-sex marriage (63%). 59% of hose who have already voted support same-sex marriage and 37% oppose.

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