Australian Constitution

Aug 26, 2014

Q. If a referendum was held to include recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution, would you vote for or against? 

  

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Vote for

58%

69%

50%

74%

50%

Vote against

10%

6%

16%

2%

15%

Not sure

32%

24%

35%

24%

35%


58% would vote in a referendum to include recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution and only 10% would vote against. 32% were not sure how they would vote.

74% of Greens voters and 69% of Labor voters would vote for the change compared to 50% of Liberal/National voters.

Australian flag

Mar 25, 2014

Q. The New Zealand Government plans to hold a referendum on changing their flag. Would you support or oppose Australia holding a referendum on changing our flag?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

31%

36%

24%

40%

36%

Total oppose

50%

42%

63%

38%

51%

Strongly support

12%

17%

8%

9%

16%

Support

19%

19%

16%

31%

20%

Oppose

23%

21%

27%

18%

19%

Strongly oppose

27%

21%

36%

20%

32%

No opinion

19%

22%

13%

22%

14%

31% support holding a referendum on changing the Australian flag and 50% oppose.

Those more likely to support a referendum were Greens voters (40%), men (36%) and university educated (38%).

Referendum

Jul 23, 2013

Q. If a referendum was held to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution and to insert a new section to prohibit racial discrimination, would you vote in favour or against this proposal?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote in favour

62%

69%

56%

80%

Vote against

16%

14%

21%

3%

Don’t know

23%

17%

23%

17%

62% said they would vote in favour if a referendum was held to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the constitution and 16% said they would vote against – 23% don’t know how they would vote.

Strongest support came from women (67%), Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (80%).

Referendum on same sex marriage

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of holding a referendum on same sex marriage?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Should be allowed to marry

Should not be allowed to marry

Total approve

53%

55%

48%

73%

68%

31%

Total disapprove

36%

32%

41%

14%

22%

62%

Strongly approve

26%

27%

21%

50%

38%

10%

Approve

27%

28%

27%

23%

30%

21%

Disapprove

21%

19%

25%

8%

14%

32%

Strongly disapprove

15%

13%

16%

6%

8%

30%

Don’t know

12%

13%

10%

13%

10%

7%

53% of respondents approved a referendum on same sex marriage and 36% disapproved.

Of those who support same sex marriage, 68% approve a referendum and 22% disapprove – while 31% of those who are opposed to same sex marriage approve a referendum and 62% disapprove.

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