North and South surveys - data now published13 February 2024
Last updated: Tuesday, 13 February 2024. Survey results have now been published and can be downloaded in PDF format from this page.
The extensive research project has now been running for two years and has provided a wealth of independent and neutral data on highly contested subjects. So, what have we learned from the first two ARINS/Irish Times surveys about current public opinion on constitutional futures? What do we know about the prospect of a united Ireland now – and, perhaps, more importantly, in the future?
Two surveys, conducted simultaneously in Northern Ireland and the Republic, examined voters’ attitudes to a possible united Ireland and referendums on the issue.
These surveys are part of the North and South series, an initiative of the ARINS Project and The Irish Times. The ARINS Project is a research collaboration between the Royal Irish Academy and the Keough Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs and is dedicated to analysing and researching Ireland North and South.
27 January 2024
21 January 2024
20 January 2024
19 January 2024
11 December 2023
9 December 2023
5 December 2023
4 December 2023
2 December 2023
The surveys were designed by John Garry, Brendan O’Leary, Jamie Pow, the ARINS public opinion sub-committee, and Pat Leahy of The Irish Times.
John Garry is Professor of Political Behaviour at Queen's University Belfast and leads The Democracy Unit, a research centre established in 2019 focusing on the study of democratic theory, institutions and behaviour.
Brendan O'Leary is Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary member of Royal Irish Academy. Recent books include Making Sense of a United Ireland and A Treatise on Northern Ireland.
Jamie Pow is a Lecturer in Political Science at Queen's University Belfast. His research focuses on the way people interact with democratic decision-making, including through elections, mini-publics and referendums
Pat Leahy is Political Editor of The Irish Times. His books include The Price of Power: Inside Ireland's Crisis Coalition and Showtime: The Inside Story of Fianna Fáil in Power.
The basic tabular data from these surveys will be published on 14 Feb 2024.
The raw data will be published in May 2024.
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