Essential Report

Strength of opinion about same sex marriage

Jun 23, 2015

Q. How strongly do you feel about the issue of same-sex marriage?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Very strongly

40%

46%

31%

48%

42%

37%

46%

Quite strongly

29%

27%

30%

29%

34%

29%

30%

Not very strongly

27%

24%

35%

23%

22%

30%

22%

Can’t say

4%

4%

4%

2%

5%

2%

 

Total

Labor – Should be allowed to marry

Labor – Should not be allowed to marry

Lib/Nat – Should be allowed to marry

Lib/Nat – Should not be allowed to marry

Very strongly

40%

48%

39%

16%

48%

Quite strongly

29%

24%

38%

36%

23%

Not very strongly

27%

23%

20%

43%

27%

Can’t say

4%

4%

3%

5%

1%

40% of those who gave an opinion on same-sex marriage said they feel very strongly about the issue and 29% quite strongly. Labor voters (46%) and Greens voters (48%) tend to feel most strongly about the issue.

Only 31% of Liberal/National voters said they feel very strongly about the issue. Those opposed to same sex marriage tended to feel more strongly about the issue (46%). This is most evident with Liberal/National voters where 48% of those opposed feel very strongly compared to only 16% of those in favour.

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