Don't miss the results of this year's Irish Examiner ICMSA Farming Poll

With Europe's largest agricultural show just days away, Ireland's most definitive farming opinion poll returns, with the results of the Irish Examiner ICMSA farming poll to be published from next Tuesday, September 20.

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.


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