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LT NI Spring Tracker Poll

LucidTalk run regular Northern Ireland (NI) Opinion Panel 'Tracker Polls' to constantly gauge and estimate NI public opinion on a wide range of issues e.g. politics, business, consumer, lifestyle etc., usually on a quarterly basis.

Here we present the results and report from our Spring 2020 (quarterly) NI-Wide Opinion Panel ‘Tracker’ Poll (poll-period: 22nd May-25th May) – which researched NI representative opinions and views regarding the Coronavirus emergency, Political leader ratings, and views regarding the Health Services in NI, and in other areas of the UK and Ireland.

The poll results were reported in the IRISH NEWS, the BELFAST TELEGRAPH, and covered on U105 radio – see below for links to the coverage.

The polls are regular 'Tracker' polls of the established LT Northern Ireland Opinion Panel (now over 13,000 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 Spring 2020 NI Tracker poll-project our NI-Wide and representative Opinion Panel was targeted, and invited to participate, and 2,026 full responses were received. Then after data auditing to ensure: (a) 'one person-one vote' responses, and (b) the collation of a robust, accurate, and balanced representative NI sample, - 1,851 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 +/-2.3%.

Spring May 2020 (Poll Period: 22nd – 25th May 2020) NI Opinion Panel ‘Tracker’ Poll:

And here are the Poll Questions from the project, and the main results graphic for each Poll Question:

(a) QUESTION 1: How well or badly do you think the various governments and administrations in the UK and Ireland are managing the Coronavirus emergency situation? - Results: CLICK HERE

(b) QUESTION 2: How do you rate the following political leaders in terms of their overall performance managing the Coronavirus outbreak and emergency? - Results: CLICK HERE

(c) QUESTION 2A - Results: From Question 2 – the Leader rating scores for all the main UK and Ireland political leaders: CLICK HERE

(d) QUESTION 3 - Results: How clear if at all do you think the various governments and administrations in the UK and Ireland have been in terms of their information and guidance about the next steps regarding easing out of the lockdown?: CLICK HERE

(e) QUESTION 4 - Results: Do you think it is right or wrong for the NI Government to start loosening the lockdown restrictions?: CLICK HERE

(f) QUESTION 5 - Results: In the context of NI how worried are you about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the following?: CLICK HERE

(g) QUESTION 6 - Results: Thinking more generally how high or low do you think the quality of Healthcare is in each of the following countries regions?: CLICK HERE

The poll question detail, and the technical polling information, are shown on each of the enclosed results graphics i.e. (a) to (g) above.


Polling was carried out by Belfast based polling and market research company LucidTalk. The project was carried out online from 22nd to 25th May 2020. The project targeted the established LucidTalk NI-Wide Opinion Panel (13,162 members) which is balanced by gender, age-group, area of residence, and community background, in order to be demographically representative of Northern Ireland(NI). 1,851 full responses were considered in terms of the final results, after a data auditing process ensured all completed poll-surveys were genuine 'one-person, one-vote' responses, and the base data-results were weighted to 17 major NI demographics, to ensure a robust NI representative sample of opinion. This final 1,851 response dataset was/is a demographically representative sample of Northern Ireland - producing results representative of NI Opinion to within an error of +/-2.3% at 95% confidence. See enclosed reports for more information regarding project methodology.

May 2020 (poll period: 22nd – 25th May) NI Opinion Panel ‘Tracker’ Poll. - For the Poll-Project Data-Tables results report: CLICK HERE - (will appear at bottom left in excel/csv format) Within the results data-tables each individual poll question can be accessed via the Tabs at the bottom of the Spreadsheet - For each individual poll question, demographic analyses are shown by: Gender, Age-Group, Socio-Economic Group, NI Residence Area (see attached description), 2017 NI Assembly Election - Past-Vote, Constitutional Position (Unionist, Nationalist, etc.), Community (Protestant, R. Catholic, etc.), and 2016 EU Referendum - Past-Vote.

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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