Marriage Referendum

Marriage Referendum Marriage Referendum


The results of our January 2015 ‘Pulse of the Nation Opinion Poll’ are in! We asked the public whether they intended to vote in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum and which way they would vote.

Nearly 4 in 5 (78%) of Irish adults plan to vote in the Constitutional Referendum on same-sex marriage.

Voting intension is highest amongst those aged 45+ years (83% plan to vote). Lowest intention to vote is amongst those aged 25-34 (73% plan to vote).

2 in 3 (66%) Irish adults aged 18+ who intend to vote state they will vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

Of those that intend to vote, those aged 18-34, women and those within the higher (ABC1F50+) social class are most likely to vote in favour of same-sex marriage.

Conversely, amongst the minority intending to vote no (against same-sex marriage) – males, those aged 55+ and those with children are more likely to vote no.


Methodology: Online Omnibus survey. Nationally representative online sample.

Sample: 1,000 Irish adults aged 16+. Results of this research were analysed by a sub-sample of those aged 18 or older who are at voting age. Total sample: 992.

Date: fieldwork was conducted between the 19th and the 28th of January 2015. This research was conducted independently by Coyne Research for PR purposes.

For further details or to enquire about our monthly omnibus contact Coyne Research on 01-461 1040.