Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Australian Government Survey By Mail Favors Same-Sex Marriage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics yesterday released the results of its national postal survey on whether the law should be changed to allow same-sex marriage.  (Press release; full survey results).  61.6% of respondents voted "yes"; 38.4% voted "no".  The press release expanded on the data:
All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response. Of the 150 Federal Electoral Divisions, 133 recorded a majority Yes response, and 17 Federal Electoral Divisions recorded a majority No response.
12,727,920 million people participated in the voluntary survey – representing 79.5 per cent of the more than 16 million eligible Australians.
CNN reports that celebrations broke out across Australia after the results were announced.  (See prior related posting.)