Oct 2016

IT Ipsos MRBI Poll 7th Oct 16

Source: Irish Times IPSOS MRBI Poll – 7th Oct. 2016

74% support repealing the Eighth Amendment

Regional breakdown of support for repealing the Eighth Amendment as follows:

  • 80% in Dublin
  • 74% – Rest of Leinster
  • 73% – Munster
  • 69% – Connaught/Ulster

Full Details HERE (including breakdown by Party Support, Age Group, Region, Urban/Rural & Gender & Marital Status)

Sept 2016

Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live - 5th Sept 2016

Source: Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live – 5th Sept. 2016

Question Asked: Do you want to see a referendum on abortion?

Poll Result:

  • 66% – YES
  • 22% – NO
  • 12% – Don’t Know

Further details HERE

July 2016

IPSOS MRBI Poll

Source: Irish Times 8th July 2016

Source: Irish Times 8th July 2016

67% of respondents are in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment

Breakdown by Party Support

  • Independents & smaller parties79% of these voters support repeal of the Eighth Amendment
  • Labour73% of Labour voters support repeal of the Eighth Amendment
  • Sinn Féin72% of Sinn Féin voters support repeal of the Eighth Amendment
  • Fine Gael66% of Fine Gael voters support repeal of the Eighth Amendment
  • Fianna Fáil63% of Fianna Fáil voters support repeal of the Eighth Amendment

Full Details HERE

March 2016

Amnesty International Red C Poll Feb. ‘16

  • 87% want expanded access to abortion services in Ireland
  • 69% call for expansion of Ireland’s abortion law to be a priority issue for the next government (when ‘don’t knows’ and those who were neutral are excluded)
  • 80% believe that women’s health must be the priority as part of any reform (or 90% when ‘don’t knows’ and those who were neutral are excluded)
  • 68% describe current law as “cruel and inhumane” (when ‘don’t knows’ and those who were neutral are excluded)
  • Politicians, anti-abortion groups, media and church leaders are the least trusted sources of information on this issue

Full details – HERE

Abortion & Health

Feb 2016

RTE General Election Exit Poll 26th Feb. ‘16

The results of RTE’s exit poll showed 75% of voters polled indicating support for wider access to abortion services and just 20% holding a more conservative view.

Full details – HERE (PDF Download)

RTE Exit Poll Feb 16


Irish Times Ipsos MRBI Poll

Labour backers most strongly favour change on abortion with 78% for repeal

Full details – HERE

Ipsos MRBI Poll Feb 16

Jan 2016

Newstalk RedCPoll

Public Support for Legalising Abortion

  • Rape/Incest – 78%
  • Fatal Foetal Abnormalities – 76%
  • Significant Foetal Disability (Non FFA) – 61%
  • Suicide – 59%
  • Any circumstances decided by Mother – 41%

Full details – HERE

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Nov 2015

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RTE/BBC NI Cross Border Poll for Prime Time Special & Nolan Live

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RTE/BBC NI Cross Border Poll for Prime Time Special & Nolan Live

Full details – HERE

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Public Opinion - What the Polls Say April 16

Sept 2015

Irish Examiner / ICMSA National Opinion Poll

Full details can be found HERE

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July 2015

Red C Poll commissioned by Amnesty International Ireland

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Further details can be found at: HERE

June 2015
Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes Poll June 15

Sunday Times Behaviour & Attitudes Poll June 15

Full details of the poll can be found HERE

April 2015

Question Asked:

Are you personally in favour, or against, holding a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which currently gives equal right to life to the mother and the foetus?

Millward Brown National Opinion Poll April 2015

Millward Brown National Opinion Poll April 2015

Full details of the poll can be found here

Oct 2014
Sept 2014

Millward Brown Poll – Sept. 2014

Respondents felt abortion was acceptable in the following circumstances:

  • 60% – where there is a threat of suicide
  • 69% – where a woman has become pregnant as a result of rape
  • 72% – where there is a medical risk to a woman’s life other than suicide
  • 68% – where there is a threat to the long-term health of the woman
  • 34% – where a woman decides to have an abortion for other reasons
Millward Brown Poll Sept 14

Millward Brown Poll Sept 14

Full details HERE