Results of the same-sex marriage law survey Australia 2017 by state

This statistic depicts the results of the national landmark survey about same-sex marriage law in Australia in 2017, by state. The survey that was conducted between September 13 and November 7, 2017, in total, 79.5 percent of eligible Australians took part in the survey. In total 61.6 percent of respondents voted with "Yes", compared to 38.4 percent of Australians responding with "No". The highest percentage of "Yes"-voters were observed in the Australian Capital Territory with 74 percent, compared to only 57.8 percent of supporters for the new marriage law that allows same-sex couples to get married in New South Wales.

Results of the same-sex marriage law survey in Australia in 2017, by state

YesNo
New South Wales 57.8%42.2%
Victoria 64.9%35.1%
Queensland 60.7%39.3%
South Australia 62.5%37.5%
Western Australia 63.7%36.3%
Tasmania 63.6%36.4%
Northern Territory*60.6%39.4%
Australian Capital Territory**74%26%
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Source

Release date

January 2017

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 13 to November 7, 2017

Number of respondents

12,691,234 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Includes Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands (within the Division of Lingiari).

**Includes Jervis Bay (within the Division of Fenner) and Norfolk Island (within the Division of Canberra).

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?"

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