Essential Report

Same Sex Marriage

Aug 13, 2012

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

13 Aug 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

65%

42%

83%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

27%

44%

11%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

8%

14%

6%

54% think that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 33% think they should not – a very similar result to last year when this question was last asked.

Strongest support came from women (61%), people aged 35-54 (59%), aged under 35 (56%) and those on incomes over $1,600pw (59%).

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