Australian views on same-sex marriage

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Community Consultation, Equality, Gender Equity, LGBTIQ, Public Awareness Campaign, Public Consultation,

Polling consistently shows most voters support same-sex marriage — but how do views vary across Australia?

Last year, the ABC’s Vote Compass asked Australians whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement: Marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

More than 1.2 million Australians responded, and a majority of people indicated support for allowing same-sex couples to marry.

More recent polls find similar levels of support for same-sex marriage — between 57 per cent and 63 per cent.

But those polls don’t have large enough sample sizes to provide information about views on a local level. Vote Compass does link