It’s a fantastic, in-depth analysis of the polls, and I’d highly recommend you have a good read of it. For those wanting the quick picture showing how far we’ve come, his first graph gives the good news:
As you can see, over the years there’s been a marked increase in the number of people supporting same sex marriage, and an almost equal decrease in the number of people. My interpretation of the above graph is a simple one: those who fundamentally believe that same-sex marriage is wrong have not changed their opinion, and those who fundamentally believe same-sex marriage is a must have not changed their opinions either; instead, the opinion of the general public has swung to support the moral high-ground: equal rights for all Australians.
Pollytics then goes on to give a fantastic deep dive into the stats and figures – percentage of supporters by political allegiance, by state, by marital status, by socioeconomic status, by household income, by age, etc.
This analysis offers us two very distinct things:
- Hope – the tide is turning, we are going to get there.
- Focus areas – where, and with whom, we have to press the point in order to get this fundamental human right across the line.
Make sure you read it – and thanks, Pollytics.