Irish people are evenly split on how the EU has responded to the coronavirus crisis: 47pc believe they did well, but 46pc believe the opposite.
That's the stand-out finding from the European Movement annual survey of Irish views on EU issues which will be unveiled today.
The Red C opinion poll shows a continued trend that eight out of 10 Irish people believe Ireland should remain an EU member.
But this faith in the benefits of the European project is definitely subject to some terms and conditions which throw up some contrasts.
There is majority support for more involvement in EU defence but majority opposition to giving up the national veto on taxation policy.
There is no big surprise about a majority against paying more to the EU budget. But it is interesting to note that more than one in three Irish people do back the idea of Ireland, and other governments, chipping in more to the Brussels coffers even as this country's net contribution grows.
Irish people's view of EU membership has been pretty positive for quite some time. There were signals of a more negative view in the first decade of this century when the EU Nice Treaty referendum was rejected by voters in 2001 and the Lisbon Treaty went down in 2008.
Successful campaigners against these EU moves to expand its powers and functions were understandably enraged when both referendums were re-run, and the result reversed, in each case within 15 months.
To this day there are justifiable popular referendum jokes about "keeping them voting until they give the right result".
But these series of surveys, and other tangible evidence, strongly suggest there is a broad popular endorsement of the European Union despite its various flaws.
As often happens, however, the details of survey findings can intrigue and at times appear contradictory.
These details remind us that European Union membership is a process which is only as good as the benefits which citizens perceive as being delivered. The polarisation of opinion on the coronavirus crisis is a case in point.
Many Irish people are aware of the widespread coverage given the deep "north-south/rich-poor" member state division over proposals for the longer-term shouldering of the massive economic recovery debts by the EU.
Against that, there appears to be some realisation among Irish people of EU efforts to admit they needed to move more swiftly and are playing catch-up.
There are grounds for arguing that the survey finding here suggests Irish people believe the EU must try harder. Some progress on charting a post-coronavirus recovery was made by EU leaders last week.
But the EU borrowing row remains unresolved and there is a big scrap about whether the countries worst hit will get grants or loans to reboot their stricken economies. Compromise here will be hard to get.
Another feature of such surveys is a revelation of limited knowledge among Irish people about EU projects and doings. No surprises here that only one in five Irish people is aware of efforts to start widespread debate on the future of the EU, and that almost six out of 10 people were not aware of the 'EU Green Deal' aimed at tackling climate change and delivering a carbon-free Europe by 2050.
In a similar vein, almost half of those surveyed felt their voice is not heard at EU level. This definitely again speaks to the EU's ongoing problems of remoteness which is found to be a deal worse in many of the other 26 member states.
Given the awareness of the jobs that multinational companies deliver in Ireland, there will be few surprises to learn that fewer than one in five people believe Ireland should lose its national veto on taxation policy. But it is notable that, despite periodic controversies about Irish military neutrality, 49pc of Irish people believe there should be more involvement in EU security and military co-operation.
Fewer than one in three people, or 31pc, were opposed to more EU security and defence co-operation. It suggests that decades of strong warnings from Irish critics of the EU have not really hit home.
Similarly, high popular awareness in Ireland of issues surrounding Brexit is reflected in the finding that almost half of those surveyed do not believe a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal can be forged by the deadline of December 31 next.
Equally, the true economic benefit of Ireland's membership - access to global EU trade deals - is endorsed by 75pc of those asked.
The survey finds a majority of 53pc believes Ireland should not take in more refugees. But against that 43pc believe the EU should continue to take in new member states which are invariably applying to get development support.
Since the UK 'Leave' vote in June 2016, there has been recurring speculation about this becoming a catalyst to speed up a united Ireland.
This time four out of 10 of those surveyed reject the proposition that there will be a united Ireland within the EU inside a decade.
Against that, 32pc think a united Ireland will happen within 10 years, while a large chunk of people, 26pc, admitting they "don't know".
Clearly, the issue will remain a matter for lively debate into the coming years.