Latest Essential Media opinion poll has 59% agreeing that the same sex marriage should be allowed. This is an increase in support since this question was previously asked in December.
Support among men for same sex marriage is 50% and 68% among women. 67% of under 35’s support same sex marriage while 43% of those aged 65+ support same sex marriage.
When it came to supporting a party or a political candidate who supported same sex marriage, 26% say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate/party that supported same sex marriage, while 48% say it would make no difference to their vote.
56% of respondents think it is likely that the laws will be changed in the next few years to allow same-sex marriage and 28% think it is unlikely.