Q. Same-sex marriage has now been legal in Australia for two years (since December 2017). To what extent do you think allowing same-sex people to marry has had a positive or negative impact on Australia?
|Total||Federal Voting Intention|
|Strong positive impact||24%||28%||18%||43%||22%|
|Somewhat positive impact||23%||27%||24%||22%||10%|
|Neither positive, nor negative impact||38%||33%||43%||27%||38%|
|Somewhat negative impact||7%||5%||8%||4%||10%|
|Strong negative impact||8%||7%||8%||5%||21%|
|NET: Positive impact||47%||55%||42%||65%||31%|
|NET: Negative impact||15%||12%||15%||8%||31%|
- 47% of participants say allowing same-sex people to marry has had a positive impact on Australia with only 15% saying this has had a negative impact.
- Greens voters are most likely to say this has had a positive impact (65%) whereas 31% of other party or independent voters believe this has had a negative impact.
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