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# Amárach Research

Last year
In 2009, 60% of people thought it was a 'good time' to buy a house. Now? That figure is 14%
That has dropped from 60% in December 2009.
More than half of households couldn’t afford an unexpected €1,000 expense, poll finds
Nearly two-thirds of people also said they would not be able to comfortably afford energy bills if they rise again in the coming months.
A rise in 'enjoyment' and less boredom: How Ireland feels about the reopening
According to a survey held on Monday, a lot more people are enjoying themselves again – but there is a sense of unease, too.
All time
Irish people are happier and reporting higher levels of enjoyment than at any other point in 2021
The findings were contained in an opinion poll carried out yesterday.
More Covid restrictions or a faster return to normal? How the Irish public feels about public health rules
Amárach Research gives a glimpse into how people currently feel about restrictions.
Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic
An increasing proportion of people believe Ireland is returning to normal too slowly.
Here's what government's weekly survey of the public's mood tells us about how we've handled the pandemic
From mask wearing and social distancing to staying in instead of going out, a lot has changed in the past year.
Increasingly worried, supportive of restrictions: What opinion poll findings tell us about Ireland's perception of the pandemic
The latest public opinion survey shows that more people are worried about Covid-19.
Nearly 70% of people would take a Covid-19 vaccine, according to new poll
The poll surveyed 2,000 people in July.
A third of Irish people don't want any of the party leaders to become next Taoiseach, poll finds
A further 20% said they’d like to see Leo Varadkar remain Taoiseach.
35% of people would pay water charges if they were brought in now
The results are based on an opinion poll carried out by Amarách Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/
Over 70% of people believe gardaí should wear body-cams
According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/
70% of Irish people support climate strikes, but one in five oppose them
According to a survey carried out by Amarach Research for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live/
Majority of people believe that electric scooters should not be legalised for use on Irish roads
A public consultation into the legalisation of Powered Personal Transporters is currently underway.
Over 80% of Irish people would rather stay in summer time if the clocks stop changing twice a year
The European Parliament voted last week in favour of abolishing seasonal time changes.
Majority of people think construction contract for Children's Hospital should be re-tendered
Health Minister Simon Harris said at the weekend that the Government will not re-tender the project.
Majority of Irish people would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime
There has been speculation that Brexit could lead to the unification Ireland.
Vast majority of Irish people want a second referendum on Brexit
Jeremy Corbyn says he’s open to holding another vote; while PM Theresa May has dismissed it as “a politicians’ vote”.
Most of those living in Ireland think the Irish language should be legally protected in the North
An Irish language act has become one of the main stumbling blocks in talks aimed at relaunching the Stormont government.
Government minister Halligan says Ireland needs to call in Spanish ambassador to condemn police violence
A new poll, meanwhile, suggests that most Irish people think that Catalans should be allowed to pursue independence from Spain.
Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Voters are split on the issue
A new poll found that a large proportion of voters would back the idea – but not everyone is convinced.
Pictures: How drones, turbines and virtual reality are changing Ireland
The Future Ireland report takes a look at Irish society by different themes each year.
Most Irish people don't want free speech restrictions - even if it offends some
People are worried about the rise of extreme right-wing views – but 65% of Irish people don’t want restrictions on free speech.
Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.
Almost 80% of Irish people think the old age pension needs to be increased
The findings result from a new poll conducted by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live.
66% of people want a referendum on abortion in Ireland
The findings result from a new poll conducted by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live.
Most Irish people would support emergency internment for gangland suspects to combat gun violence
The findings result from a new poll conducted for by Claire Byrne Live and Amárach Research.
Most people now think water charges should be scrapped
A new poll finds strong support for abolition after the general election result.
Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill
A new poll comes in the wake of the general election result and the uncertainty over the future of charges.
Most people think it's time for Joan Burton to go
The beleaguered Labour leader is facing an uncertain future as a new poll finds strong support for her resignation.
The next Taoiseach: The people want Micheál over Enda - but a lot want neither
A new poll conducted in the aftermath of the election, has some fascinating findings.
Most people would give up tax cuts for greater spending on health services
Over half of people would forgo tax cuts for greater investment in health.
Leo would make a better leader of Fine Gael - poll
Nearly half of people think the Health Minister would make a better leader of Fine Gael than Enda Kenny.
Nearly everyone wants the election held on a Friday
A new poll shows strong support for Friday over Thursday.
Has Enda been better than Bertie and Brian Cowen? We have the answer...
A new poll has found that over half of people in Ireland believe the current Taoiseach has been better than his two predecessors.
80% of Irish people think they can't control their privacy on social media
1,000 people were asked whether or not they trusted the privacy of their images online.
The majority of men are against gender quotas
As political parties try to ensure a third of their Dáil hopefuls are female, a new poll has some interesting findings.
Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea - but women aren't so sure
The government is considering decriminalising the possession of a small amount of drugs like heroin, cannabis and cocaine.
Alan Kelly's big idea to solve the rental crisis could be dead in the water
It comes as a new poll finds strong support for the minister’s rent certainty proposal.
The last legal defence for slapping children is set to be removed
A new poll finds most people do not favour an all-out ban on parents smacking their children.