NI OPINION PANEL 'TRACKER' POLL (FEBRUARY 2018)

LucidTalk run, and have been running, regular Northern Ireland (NI) Opinion Panel 'Tracker Polls' every 3 months to constantly gauge and estimate NI public opinion on a wide range of issues e.g. politics, business, consumer, lifestyle etc. Here we present the report from our February 2018 NI-Wide Opinion Panel Tracker Poll - this poll-project aimed to research NI representative opinions and views covering a range of issues including for this poll-project: NI Party-Political preference, Irish Language Act (ILA) – attitudes from political voter bases. DUP-Sinn Fein Talks: Was there an agreement? – What do the NI public believe?, NI Government – What’s the best option going forward?, MLA Salaries – Should they be stopped, reduced, or stay as they are now?, and the NI Trust Index – Who do we trust most and least in NI?

The polls are regular 'Tracker' polls of the established LT Northern Ireland Opinion Panel (now over 10,000 members). The LucidTalk Opinion Panel consists of Northern Ireland residents (age 18+) and is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland. For this February 2018 NI Tracker poll-project our NI-Wide and representative Opinion Panel was targeted, and invited to participate, and 3,131 full responses were received. LT then constructed a NI representative 2,079 sample of responses which were used to determine the final results (researched to be a balanced, robust, and accurate sample of NI opinion).

FEBRUARY 2018 NI Opinion Panel 'Tracker' Poll - Full Results Report:  CLICK HERE

Methodology:
Polling was carried out by Belfast based polling and market research company LucidTalk. The project was carried out online for a period of 80 Hours from 1pm 23rd February 2018 to 9pm 26th February 2018 (80 Hours). The project targeted the established LucidTalk NI-Wide Opinion Panel (10,387 members) which is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland(NI). 3,131 full responses were received, and a data auditing process ensured all completed poll-surveys were genuine 'one-person, one-vote' responses, and also to ensure a robust NI representative sample of opinion. This resulted in 2,079 responses being considered in terms of the final results, and that the 2,079 responses received and used were a demographically representative sample of Northern Ireland - producing results representative of NI Opinion to within an error of +/-3%. NB the date-stamped data-auditing process, used to ensure eg all responses were genuine, and were ‘one-person, one-response’ only, is shown within the 'Full Base Data-Set' results - see below.  

OCTOBER 2017 NI Opinion Panel 'Tracker' Poll - Full Base Data-Set (in Excel/CSV) - 2,079 Responses: CLICK HERE

For any queries, or for further information, please contact LucidTalkinfo@lucidtalk.co.uk.

LT EZINE - FEBRUARY 2018
The latest LucidTalk EZine is out - February 2018. This includes the latest Polls and Election commentaries including analysis about the 'new' NI Electoral Boundaries (from LTs political blog/website partners Northern Slant), information regarding an upcoming Northern Slant politics event at the Imagine Belfast festival in March, + an LT Video-Broadcast (Twitter-Periscope) regarding the latest GB & Ireland polls. Watch out for our next EZine in March which will include all the latest poll results and analysis, including from our first 2018 NI Opinion Panel 'Tracker' poll taking place at the end of February.
Here is the link to the LT EZine (February 2018):  LT EZINE - FEBRUARY 2018     

GUE/NGL Sponsored - NI OPINION PANEL 'TRACKER' POLL (December 2017)

LucidTalk (LT) operate as an independent and neutral polling and market research company and are open to running projects with any interested parties and organisations involving a wide range of topics from eg lifestyle, to business and politics. LT were recently commissioned by the European Parliamentary Political Group the GUE/NGL – EUROPEAN UNION LEFT/NORDIC GREEN LEFT to carry out representative poll research in Northern Ireland (NI) regarding Brexit (Hard or Soft), and its possible impact on NI and the Republic of Ireland. As such, and for this specific project, all poll questions were proposed, promoted, and designed, by the GUE/NGL. In addition, all discussions, project design, and commercial agreements, etc. have been conducted by LT directly with the GUE/NGL in Brussels - and no other parties (political or otherwise) were, and/or have been, involved with this poll-project.

LucidTalk advised on the structure and format of the poll-project. NB LucidTalk, with the GUE/NGL, endeavoured to provide neutrality and balance to the poll questions and the poll project structure. The GUE/NGL objectives for this project were to research NI opinions and views based on certain specific scenarios relating to Brexit, and the poll questions were framed with this in mind. Brexit, and how it relates to NI, is a very complex subject, and as such, the reader, and any reviewer analysis of this report, should be carried out in that context, and the reviewer/reader should make their own individual judgements and interpretations of the results.

To comply with UK and Ireland polling regulations LT are now obliged to publish the full results for this project which are enclosed here - two reports: (a) The main results report (in graphical format), and (b) The full base data-set of results in Excel/CSV format. As this is not a direct 'LT only' poll-project, but was carried out on behalf of a client, only the main results (in graphical format), and some associated demographic analyses results are provided. No commentary or interpretation is provided, as this is the responsibility (optional) of the client - the GUE/NGL.  

BACKGROUND: The poll-project was carried out by polling the established LT Northern Ireland Opinion Panel (now over 10,000 members). The LucidTalk Opinion Panel consists of Northern Ireland residents (age 18+) and is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland. For this specific GUE/NGL poll-project our NI-Wide and representative Opinion Panel was targeted, and invited to participate, 3,286 full responses were received, and then a NI representative 2,079 sample of responses was used to determine the final results (researched to be a balanced, robust, and accurate sample of NI opinion).

GUE/NGL POLL-PROJECT (DEC 2017) - LT Panel 'Tracker' Poll Full Results Report:  CLICK HERE

METHODOLOGY: Polling was carried out by Belfast based polling and market research company LucidTalk. The project was carried out online for a period of 80 Hours from 1pm 1st December 2017 to 9pm 4th December 2017 (80 Hours). The project targeted the established LucidTalk NI-Wide Opinion Panel (10,422 members) which is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland(NI). 3,286 full responses were received and a data auditing process ensured all completed poll-surveys were genuine 'one-person, one-vote' responses, and also to ensure a robust NI representative sample of opinion. This resulted in 2,079 responses being considered in terms of the final results, and that the 2,079 responses received and used were a demographically representative sample of Northern Ireland - producing results representative of NI Opinion to within an error of +/-3%.

GUE/NGL POLL-PROJECT (DEC 2017) - LT NI Panel 'Tracker' Poll - Full Base Data-Set Results (in Excel/CSV): CLICK HERE

For any queries, or for further information, please contact LucidTalkinfo@lucidtalk.co.uk.

LT EZINE - OCTOBER 2017
The latest LucidTalk EZine is out - October 2017. This includes coverage of our NI-Wide October Tracker poll, which covered NI Border, NI Border Poll - should one take place?, and what way would you vote if there was one?, and Brexit issues. The EZine includes links to the full poll results report, the latest Belfast Telegraph LT poll review articles, a podcast of the LT poll coverage on U105 radio, and poll results reviews and analysis from our political blog/website partners Northern Slant. Watch out for our next Ezine in December with all the latest poll results and analysis.
Here is the link to the LT EZine (October 2017):  LT EZINE - OCTOBER 2017