Essential Report

Same-sex marriage legislation

Nov 27, 2017

Q. Do you think the same-sex marriage legislation should include religious protections or should the Government pass the legislation allowing same-sex marriage and address the issue of religious protections in a separate process?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Same-sex marriage legislation should include religious protections 32%   27% 39% 16% 45%
Religious protections should be addressed in a separate process 47%   52% 46% 64% 38%
Don’t know 21%   21% 15% 21% 17%

 

32% think that same-sex marriage legislation should include religious protections and 47% think that religious protections should be addressed in a separate process.

There were no significant differences by age or sex. Liberal/National voters were a little more likely (39%) to support including religious protections in the same-sex marriage legislation while 64% of Greens voters thought it should be addressed in a separate process.

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