The latest poll from YouGov shows the public has a preference for choosing a new partner over a baby, with 56 per cent saying they would prefer a baby over a new baby home.

The poll also found 42 per cent of Australians believe they should be allowed to choose whether they want a baby or not.

The survey, conducted from June 12-14, found 38 per cent thought they should have the option of a baby home while 39 per cent wanted to be able to decide whether or not they wanted a baby.

Baby boomers also support a new family home with 46 per cent believing a baby would be better for them than a family home.

The poll of 2,000 people was conducted by YouGov.