Essential poll: majority of Australians want Indigenous recognition and voice to parliament

Support for advancing reconciliation is higher than support for Australia becoming a republic

Australian voters are positive about recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution and establishing a voice to parliament, according to polling by Essential. A majority also supports a treaty with Indigenous Australians, according to research undertaken late last month to coincide with Naidoc week.

A strong majority of a sample of 1,097 respondents (70%) supports constitutional recognition, with 33% of that cohort of the view that achieving the change is a priority while 37% support the change but don’t nominate it as a high priority. A further 18% say they don’t support that change and 12% say they aren’t sure.

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Source: The Guardian
Essential poll: majority of Australians want Indigenous recognition and voice to parliament