16. February 2020.

Country report: Survey results from Ireland

Report on national survey results from Ireland prepared by our partners from the University of Limerick.

Executive summary of survey results:

  • People who recognize Travellers as a distinct cultural group find political statements suggesting that the majority population should offer help and stand up against discrimination more acceptable.
  • Politicians’ statements that are hostile towards Travellers are more acceptable to people who have negative stereotypes towards Travellers.
  • People who openly accept negative stereotypes about Travellers are more likely to participate in activities that exclude Travellers.
  • Accepting politicians’ statements that are hostile towards Travellers increases the possibility to participate in activities that exclude Travellers.
  • Feeling empathy and sympathy for Travellers, anger at their treatment and hopefulness for their future, is linked to intentions to join social movements in the interest of Traveller integration and against discrimination.
  • Irish people who view Travellers as a threat to what they consider to be Irishness expressed intentions to engage in anti-Traveller movements.

Read the full report here.


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