The number of people in Ireland who believe that the country could take more than 4000 refugees is up by 5% since January.
Opinion polls by the Sunday Independent/Millward Brown and Newstalk/RedC reveal a more positive sentiment towards the plans of Ireland’s Refugee Protection Programme.
Newstalk’s opinion poll in February revealed that one in five adults (20%) believe 4000 refugees “is not enough and that we should take more”. A positive improvement on January’s Sunday Independent poll in which only 15% felt it was too few.
Liam O’Dwyer Secretary General of the Irish Red Cross welcomes the improved sentiment, saying, “We are buoyed by the increase in positivity towards those arriving. Through these opinion polls and our own Register of Pledges, we can see that the people of Ireland are preparing to greet the 4000 migrants with the welcome that this country is famous for.”
The number of adults that believe the amount is ‘just right’ is up 16% with half of those surveyed in February in agreement. The number of people who believe 4000 to be too many is down by 10%.
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