Australians' support for republic dwindles to 20-year low
Support for a republic has dwindled among Australians to a 20-year low, a new survey has found.
An exclusive ReachTEL poll of more than 2100 Australians found that only 39.4 per cent of Australians saying they support a republic.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, support was lowest among older Australians and Generation Y voters, with people aged 35 to 65 most supportive of Australia abandoning the monarchy.
The poll found that 41.6 percent oppose the country becoming a republic, and 19 percent had no opinion on the issue.
Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy national convener David Flint said the findings were a ''time bomb' for the republican movement, as only people aged from 18 to 35 year supported a republic at 35.6 percent.
The poll found that women were less likely to support Australia becoming a republic, with 36 percent support as compared to men with 43 percent support.
(Posted on 03-02-2014)