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COVID-19 Emergency – NI Views

LucidTalk (LT) recently carried out a NI-Wide poll to gain views and opinions re. the current COVID-19 EMERGENCY. The poll took place from 26th March to 28th March 2020, with a balanced NI representative sample of 2,014 responses collated for the final results.

The poll targeted the established Northern Ireland (NI) LucidTalk online Opinion Panel (13,267 members), which is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland. 2,121 full responses were collated, and after data auditing to ensure: (a) 'one person-one vote' responses, and (b) the collation of a robust, accurate, and balanced representative NI sample, - 2,014 full responses were recorded and used for the final representative NI sample. All results presented are accurate in terms of representing NI opinion to within an error of +/-3.3%.

Here are the main results from the project in graphics format:

(1) POLL QUESTION 1: Do you support/agree with the latest UK-Wide measures as announced by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson i.e. stay at Home, one exercise session per day, no people gatherings, all non-food shops to close,.. etc.?

– NI-Wide representative result (TOTAL RESULTS): CLICK HERE

(2) POLL QUESTION 2: In terms of their reaction to the COVID-19 EMERGENCY do you think the UK Government (and NI Executive) has acted too slowly, too quickly, or at just the right level and timing?

– NI-Wide representative result (TOTAL RESULTS): CLICK HERE

2A - NI-Wide representative result (UNIONISTS ONLY): CLICK HERE


2C - NI-Wide representative result (ALLIANCE/GREEN/OTHERS ONLY): CLICK HERE

(3) POLL QUESTION 3: What are the main media outlets and information sources that you are using, and who you would recommend to others, in terms of informing yourself about the up-to-date situation re. the Covid-19 Virus emergency

– NI-Wide representative results (TOTAL RESULTS): CLICK HERE

(4) POLL QUESTION 4: How has each of the following political leaders managed the COVID-19 VIRUS emergency, in the context of their own position and responsibilities? - as a score out of 100% – NI-Wide representative results by TOTAL RESULTS, and by Unionists, Nationalists/Republicans, and Alliance/Green/Others only: CLICK HERE

The poll question detail, and the technical polling information, are as what is shown on each of the enclosed results graphics.

Media Coverage

Poll-Results review and analysis as in the:



LucidTalk - Professional Credentials: LucidTalk (LT) is a member of the British Polling Council (BPC), and ESOMAR (European Society of Market Research organisations). The BPC are the primary UK professional body ensuring professional Polling and Market Research standards. All LT polling, research, sampling, methodologies used, market research projects and results and reports production are, and have been, carried out to the professional standards laid down by the BPC and AIMRO (Association of Irish Market Research Organisations).

LucidTalk is a member of The British Polling Council and abides by its rules:

For further information, please contact:

Bill White at LucidTalk: 07711 450545 - Email:

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