The survey has been conducted for the fourth consecutive year and provides a vital insight into the attitudes, beliefs and opinions of the farming community on a range of issues - agricultural, social, economic and political. Among the findings revealed and analysed exclusively by the Irish Examiner, in print and online are:
- Brexit and its effect on farmers
- Views on women priests and allowing priests to marry
- The state of play regarding political parties and their leaders
- Attitudes to Irish reunification
- Levels of farm debt
- The level of optimism and pessimism within farming
- Attitudes to drink driving
- Religious issues and Mass attendance
- Views on other issues such as access to non-denominational schools, a possible sugar tax, obese children, motor insurance, crime and the gardai.
- The survey involved 526 face-to-face interviews with farm-dwelling adults in the Republic of Ireland.
Fieldwork was completed by Behaviour & Attitudes over a three week period between Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, September 4, with interviewing undertaken on-site by Behaviour & Attitudes interviewers across seven agricultural shows.