A recent GPO poll published in Parapolitika has brought to light Greece’s divided opinion on same-sex marriage, highlighting an almost 50-50 split on legalising same-sex marriage.

The survey, which captured the political atmosphere at the onset of 2024, reveals that Greek society is almost evenly split on the issue, with 48.1% in favour of legalising same-sex marriage and 49.8% opposed.

The poll’s results showcase the varying attitudes towards same-sex marriage across different political party supporters.


Supporters of SYRIZA and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) predominantly favour legalisation, while a significant 78.9% of New Democracy (ND) voters do not support same-sex parenting. Among the general population, a considerable 68.9% oppose the right to adoption for same-sex couples, compared to 29.6% who view it positively.

Further insights from a Pulse poll for Skai, involving 1,107 participants, indicate a slight majority (52%) showing a positive view on same-sex marriage. This group includes 20% fully supporting and 32% having no objections to legalising same-sex marriage in Greece. However, a significant minority of 33%, prefer that same-sex marriage not be legalised.

An ALCO poll also revealed that the debate on same-sex marriage is impacting the ruling New Democracy party, with noticeable shifts in voter support towards the right-wing Greek Solution. This poll showed that 49% of respondents openly disagreed with same-sex marriage, with this sentiment even more pronounced among New Democracy voters at 58%. Conversely, 35% of respondents favour same-sex marriage, including 28% of New Democracy voters.

The Greek government, led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is pushing forward with plans to legalise same-sex civil marriage and adoption. Despite opposition from the Orthodox Church and some right-wing parties, the proposal is expected to pass in Parliament due to backing from left-wing opposition, notably the left-wing party Syriza. This move represents a significant step forward in LGBTQ+ rights in Greece, building on the legalisation of same-sex partnerships in 2015.