Essential Report

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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