Essential Report

Same Sex Marriage

Mar 14, 2011

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

15 Nov 2010 14 Mar 2011 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should be allowed to marry 53% 49% 54% 40% 78%
Should not be allowed to marry 36% 40% 36% 50% 16%
Don’t know 11% 10% 10% 10% 6%

Support for same-sex marriage has declined a little since this question was last asked in November. 49% (down 4%) agree people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 40% (up 4%) disagree.

By gender – 43% of men support same sex marriage and 47% oppose, while 56% of women support and 34% oppose.


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