Essential Report

Same Sex Marriage

Jul 4, 2011

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

15 Nov 2010 14 Mar 2011 4 Jul 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should be allowed to marry 53% 49% 54% 65% 41% 85%
Should not be allowed to marry 36% 40% 35% 23% 48% 9%
Don’t know 11% 10% 11% 12% 10% 6%

54% think that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 35% think they should not. This represents an increase in support for same-sex marriage since this question was asked in March – however, similar to the result from last November.

Strongest support came from women (62%) and those aged under 35 (63%).

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