In May 2018, we commissioned YouGov Galaxy to survey attitudes on special religious exemptions in faith schools. We chose YouGov Galaxy because it has a good reputation in Canberra and often used by major political parties to test opinions among voters.
The results found that Australians strongly oppose laws allowing LGBTI discrimination in the name of religion. Findings included:
4 out of 5 Australians oppose laws allowing discrimination against gay and lesbian students and teachers at religious schools
The same proportion oppose allowing discrimination against transgender students and teachers at religious schools
79% said LGBTI teachers should not be sacked if they marry a same-sex partner
Almost 80% said that religious schools which discriminate against LGBTI students and teachers should not receive government funding
In short, Australians not only oppose current LGBTI discrimination by faith schools, they want less of it not more. Indeed, Australians emphatically reject discrimination against LGBTI people in the name of religion more strongly than they supported marriage equality.