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Opinion poll on public attitude to marriage and the family

2007

This is the first ever opinion poll conducted in Ireland to try and discover what Irish people think about marriage and the two-parent family. There have been opinion polls about issues like divorce or gay marriage, but none to my knowledge about what people really think about marriage, about its value to society, about fatherlessness, about whether or not the State should continue to give marriage special status, etc. The poll is mainly good news for those who support marriage although a cautionary note will be have struck shortly. The first and most important thing to be said, however, is that a roughly two-to-one majority of the public still favours marriage and the two-parent family. Read more and download the full document.

Full poll results including demographic details.