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Explaining voting in the 2017 Australian same-sex marriage plebiscite

Snagovsky, Feodor; McAllister, Ian


The 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey led to the adoption of same-sex marriage. Using ecological analysis, this paper tests five hypotheses to explain voting in the plebiscite. Social characteristics exerted a strong influence on the vote, with a higher yes' vote in more affluent and suburban electorates, and a higher no' vote in electorates with large numbers of traditional households. The strongest predictor of a no' vote was electorates with large proportions of newly arrived...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2018.1504877


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