Essential Report

Support for changes

Feb 2, 2016

Q. Would you support or oppose any of the following?

Total support

Total oppose

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

No opinion

Changing the Australian flag

33%

55%

13%

20%

22%

32%

13%

Changing the National Anthem

28%

54%

12%

16%

24%

30%

18%

Changing the date of Australia Day

23%

59%

11%

12%

24%

35%

17%

Total support

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Aged 18-34

Aged 35-54

Aged 55+

Support republic

Changing the Australian flag

33%

34%

31%

56%

34%

33%

31%

34%

64%

Changing the National Anthem

28%

31%

27%

34%

23%

30%

25%

28%

44%

Changing the date of Australia Day

23%

23%

22%

48%

17%

35%

20%

16%

40%

A majority were opposed to changing the Australian flag, the National Anthem or the date of Australia Day.
33% supported changing the Australian flag, 28% supported changing the National Anthem and 23% supported changing Australia Day.

Greens voters were more strongly in favour of changing the flag (56%) and the date of Australia Day (48%). Younger respondents were a little more likely to support changing the date of Australia Day (35%).

A majority (64%) of those who favour a republic supported changing the National Flag but were split on changing the National Anthem and the date of Australia day.

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