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.