Essential Report

Same sex marriage

Oct 22, 2013

Q. Do you think people of the same sex should or should not be allowed to marry?

 

Total

22 Oct 13

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

 

15 Nov 10

14 Mar 11

4 Jul 11

13 Aug 12

24 Sep 12

22 Apr 13

6 May 13

Should be allowed to marry

57%

65%

41%

80%

53%

49%

54%

54%

55%

54%

58%

Should not be allowed to marry

31%

23%

45%

10%

36%

40%

35%

33%

36%

33%

32%

Don’t know

12%

11%

14%

11%

11%

10%

11%

13%

9%

13%

10%

57% agree that people of the same sex should be allowed to marry and 31% think they should not. These results are very similar to the last time this issue was measured in May. However, over the last 3 years support for same sex marriage has increased a little and opposition declined.

Support for same sex marriage is 49% among men but 65% among women. 66% of under 35’s and 62% of those with university education support same sex marriage.

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