Same sex marriage

"Assuming that the law will be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry in Australia, this will generate net economic benefits for the nation as a whole over the next 10 years."

* Collaborator credits: we would like to thank Leonora Risse and Simone Wong for their assistance in framing this poll question and Prof Fabrizio Carmignani for his expert overview of the results.

Overview of poll results by Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani

By Fabrizio Carmignani, Professor of Economics, Griffith Business School

In November, just after a clear majority of Australians indicated they were in favour of allowing same sex couples to marry – and before a Private Members Bill was tendered in the House of Representatives – ESA panellists were asked to comment on the following statement: "Assuming that the law will be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry in Australia, this will generate net economic benefits for the nation as a whole over the next 10 years."

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NEP Q24 - Chart 1 (Responses)

NEP Q24 - Chart 2 (Responses weighted)