Essential Report

Support for republic at end of Queen’s reign

Feb 2, 2016

Q. Would you support or oppose Australia becoming a republic at the end of the Queen’s reign?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Jan 2014

Total support

45%

51%

41%

57%

44%

46%

41%

47%

47%

Total oppose

29%

21%

38%

18%

36%

22%

30%

35%

32%

Strongly support

23%

29%

18%

32%

25%

19%

23%

27%

21%

Support

22%

22%

23%

25%

19%

27%

18%

20%

26%

Oppose

18%

14%

25%

14%

16%

14%

19%

21%

15%

Strongly oppose

11%

7%

13%

4%

20%

8%

11%

14%

17%

No opinion

27%

27%

21%

26%

21%

32%

29%

18%

20%

45% (down 2% since January 2014) support Australia becoming a republic at the end of the Queen’s reign and 29% (down 3%) oppose. 27% (up 7%) have no opinion on the question.

Those most supportive of becoming a republic at the end of the Queen’s reign were Labor voters (51%) Greens voters (57%), men (49%) and those with university education (54%).

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