Poll details: the results and how the poll was compiled


A total of 1,006 Irish adults were surveyed in-home, in strict accordance with Aimro (Association of Irish Market Research Organisations) and Esomar (European Society for Opinion and Market Research) guidelines.

Q. How would you define your sexuality?

Q. Do you admire those who choose long-term celibacy for religious or moral reasons?

Q. Do you regard sex outside marriage as immoral?

Q. Would you think less of a person if he/she revealed to you that he/she is gay or lesbian?

Q. Do you think gay couples should be allowed adopt children?

Q. Do you believe the recently enacted civil partnership legislation undermines the institution of marriage?

Q. Is virginity a quality you would value in a potential partner?

Q. At what age to you believe it is appropriate for young people to begin having sex?

Q. In banning underage sex, the law now provides that boys can be prosecuted for having sex with girls under 17, even if consensually. Girls cannot however be prosecuted for having sex with underage boys. Do you believe this law is correct or incorrect?

Q. Couples in Ireland increasingly live together before marriage. Is this trend more or less likely to result in stable marriages?

Q. Do you think gay couples should be allowed to marry?

Q. Should people who have changed their gender be allowed to change their birth certificates to reflect their new sex?