New Red C Poll for Prime Time and Sunday Business Post shows 76% of Irish people are in favour of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
The results from the latest Red C Poll show that approximately three out of four people surveyed would vote in favour of equal marriage for same-sex couples. This poll mirrors previously held independent and Marriage Equality surveys and reflects the 79% who supported equal marriage rights at the Constitutional Convention in 2013.
“Research results overwhelmingly support equal marriage rights for same sex couples in Ireland. However, we must be mindful that this does not mean the referendum is already won, or indeed that it will be an easy win,” said Grainne Healy, chair of Marriage Equality. “Our history of referenda in Ireland shows that the people may vote no for a variety of unrelated reasons, including those who may wish to express dissatisfaction with Government. We need supporters at every level to mobilize now. To talk to family, friends and even strangers on the street to harden support for marriage equality.”
Andrew Hyland, Director, Marriage Equality added, “We expect the referendum to be held during the first half of 2015. The time between then and now needs to be channelled into continuing a conversation and teasing out issues and concerns that people may have about equal marriage rights.”
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