Australia: 65% Support Marriage Equality, But Many Say It Won’t Influence Vote

Written by scott on August 25th, 2013

titleWe’ve got some new marriage equality polling from Australia this morning.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A majority of Australians continue to support legalising same-sex marriage but they do not rate it as an issue that will decide their vote at the election. A national Fairfax Nielsen Poll conducted from Sunday, August 18, to Thursday, August 22, surveyed 2545 people across the country and found support growing for legalised marriage equality. Sixty-five per cent of respondents supported legalising marriage between same-sex couples, up 8 points since December 2011, while only 28 per cent were opposed (down 7 points). Support was greater among women (75 per cent) than men (55 per cent) and greater among younger voters than older voters. But when asked how important same-sex marriage was in deciding their vote, 57 per cent of respondents said it was “not important at all”.

The new poll shows a slight uptick from the last one we saw about a year ago, at 64%. Fingers crossed for the election.

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