Gun laws

Jul 21, 2015

Q. Do you think Australian gun ownership laws are too strong, not strong enough or about right?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Too strong

6%

5%

6%

1%

13%

Not strong enough

45%

47%

48%

30%

47%

About right

40%

37%

41%

61%

35%

Don’t know

10%

11%

5%

8%

6%

45% think Australia’s gun laws are not strong enough and 40% think they are about right. Only 6% think they are too strong.

Those most likely to think the gun laws are not strong enough were aged 55+ (64%) and live in NSW (52%).

Those most likely to think the gun laws are about right were women (45%), aged 18-34 (53%), Greens voters (61%) and live in Victoria (48%).

Same sex marriage laws

Jul 7, 2015

Q. Regardless of your opinion about same-sex marriage, do you think it is likely or unlikely that the laws will be changed in the next few years to allow same-sex marriage?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Feb 2015

Total likely

69%

69%

72%

79%

62%

56%

Total unlikely

20%

20%

19%

13%

28%

28%

Very likely

31%

35%

26%

44%

32%

15%

Likely

38%

34%

46%

35%

30%

41%

Unlikely

14%

16%

13%

12%

12%

22%

Very unlikely

6%

4%

6%

1%

16%

6%

Don’t know

11%

11%

8%

8%

11%

16%

69% think it is likely that the laws will be changed in the next few years to allow same-sex marriage and 20% think it is unlikely.

This is a substantial shift since this question was asked in February.

Those thinking it likely that the laws will be changed has increased 13 percentage points and those thinking it is unlikely has declined 8 percentage points. While expectations that the laws will be changed has increased across the board, it has increased most with Liberal/National voters – from 52% to 72%.

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