Saturday 24 March 2018

Just one in five claims to have good understanding of issues

AFTER three weeks of debate on the EU fiscal treaty referendum, voters are still limited in their knowledge of what they are deciding on.

And understanding of the treaty is lukewarm on both sides of the campaign.

Overall, nearly half of voters are unsure about the treaty and the issues involved in it.

Only one in five voters claim to have a good understanding of what the treaty is about, with nearly half only vaguely aware of the issues at best.

Even among convicted voters who are definitely voting either Yes or No, only three in 10 actually know what the treaty is about.

Remarkably though, three in 10 Yes voters and one in three No voters know very little about the treaty.

Unsurprisingly, the country's undecided voters admit to knowing the least about the referendum.

Only one in 20 'don't know' voters say they have a good understanding of the treaty, while 38pc of those who are undecided say they are only vaguely aware of the issues and 32pc say they don't know what it's about at all.

Irish Independent

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