The survey is designed to provide a robust and accurate snapshot of the attitudes, beliefs and opinions of the farming community about a range of issues, both farming and social. The survey involved 569 interviews with farm dwelling adults in the Republic of Ireland.
Fieldwork was completed by Behaviour & Attitudes over a seven week period between June 27 and August 15, with interviewing undertaken on-site by Behaviour & Attitudes interviewers across eight agricultural shows.
The sample size is large and the data has a statistical margin of error of +/-4%.
The sampling approach involves a random probability method, with interviews being undertaken with attendees provided they worked and/or lived on a farm. 465 interviews were with farmers themselves and the balance mainly with spouses who also work on the family farm.
All data is copyrighted by the Irish Examiner and Behaviour & Attitudes and should be attributed to this source where quoted.