Key survey charts radical 10-year shift to majority support of marriage equality in Australia

Profound change of attitude suggests political leadership is lagging behind national sentiment, says Hilda survey expert

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Australian attitudes to same-sex rights have radically transformed in the past decade, new research shows.

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Almost two-thirds of Australians now support equal rights for same-sex couples, a dramatic rise from just 38% in 2005.

The support for same-sex rights was roughly the same among both men – from 32% to 59% – and women – from 43% to 67%.

The researcher behind the University of Melbourne’s national snapshot, Roger Wilkins, said he had never seen an attitude shift so profound in almost 10 years of conducting the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey (Hilda).

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