Essential Report

Same Sex Marriage

Sep 24, 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      2011

13 Aug 2012

24 Sept 2012

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

68%

41%

89%

Should not be allowed to marry

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

25%

50%

4%

Don’t know

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

7%

9%

7%

There has not been a great deal of movement in the figures since the last time the question was polled on 13 August: with a 1% increase in those in favour of same sex marriage (55%) and a 3% increase in those opposed (36%). This translates to a 4% reduction in the don’t knows: moving from 13% in August to 9% this week.

There has been little movement in the results in the two years since the question was first polled in November 2010.

 

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