Essential Report

Republic

Oct 28, 2014

Q.  Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Jan 2010

March 2011

Oct 2011

Jun 2012

Apr 2014

 

Shift since April 2014

In favour

31%

42%

23%

42%

29%

41%

39%

41%

39%

33%

-2

Against

31%

20%

48%

15%

34%

32%

34%

33%

35%

42%

-11

No opinion

38%

38%

29%

43%

37%

27%

27%

26%

27%

25%

+13

31% of respondents were in favour of Australian becoming a republic and 31% were against. 38% could not give an opinion – the highest response in the last 4 years.

Greens (42%) and Labor (42%) voters were more likely to be in favour of a republic. Lib/Nat voters (23%) were less likely.

Males (40%) were far more likely than females (22%) to be in favour of a republic.

Republic

Apr 30, 2014

Q.  Are you in favour or against Australia becoming a republic?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Jan 2010

March 2011

Oct 2011

Jun 2012

Shift since June 2012

In favour

33%

43%

22%

51%

34%

41%

39%

41%

39%

-6%

Against

42%

32%

58%

21%

46%

32%

34%

33%

35%

+7%

No opinion

25%

25%

19%

28%

20%

27%

27%

26%

27%

-2%

33% of Australians are in favour of Australian becoming a republic. 42% are against.

Greens (51%) and Labor (43%) voters were more likely to be in favour of a republic. Lib/Nat voters (22%) were less likely.

Males (42%) were far more likely than females (24%) to be in favour of a republic.

There was little difference by age, with 29% of those aged 30 and under, 35% aged 31-50 and 33% of those aged 50+ in favour of Australia becoming a republic.

The percentage of Australians in favour of a republic has dropped -6% since the last time it was asked in June 2012.

Will Australia ever become a Republic

Apr 30, 2014

Q. Do you think that Australia is likely or unlikely to ever become a republic?

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Jun 2012

Total likely

46%

50%

41%

59%

50%

52%

Total unlikely

37%

36%

44%

30%

37%

34%

Very likely

12%

16%

9%

13%

11%

12%

Somewhat likely

34%

34%

32%

46%

39%

40%

Somewhat unlikely

25%

25%

27%

22%

30%

25%

Very unlikely

12%

11%

17%

8%

7%

9%

Don’t know

16%

14%

15%

12%

13%

15%

Almost half (46%) of Australians believe it is likely that Australia will one day become a republic. Just 37% think it is unlikely.

Greens (59%) and Labor (50%) voters are more likely to consider it likely that Australia will one day become a republic. Lib/Nat voters (41%) are less likely.

55% of males, compared to 38% of females believe it is likely that Australia will one day become a republic.

There was little difference by age, with those under 30 (43%) being slightly less likely than those aged 31-50 (45%) and 50+ (49%) to think that it is likely Australia will one day become a republic.

The percentage of Australians who believe that it likely that Australia will become a republic one day has dropped -6% from 52% in June 2012 to 46% now.

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