1. Why participate in this survey?

The survey asks about your views on important issues in Ireland today. What kind of information do you need on these issues and where do you get this information? The government agency, SFI, is seeking answers to these questions and wants to make sure your voice is heard. Questions about the purposes of this survey and use of the data collected can be directed to barometer@sfi.ie. The company running this survey on behalf of SFI is Qualia Analytics (qualiaanalytics.org). Any queries or concerns regarding your participation in this survey can be answered by emailing survey@qualiaanalytics.org.

2. Why should I participate?

Your views will help to guide the future work of the scientific and wider community in Ireland. As a ‘Thank You’ for participating, you will be given the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw for one of ten €200 gift vouchers on completion of this survey.

3. How much time is involved?

The main part of the survey takes about 20-25 minutes and the second part about 8-10 minutes to complete. On completion, you have the option to further participate in Phase II of the survey, which will take place in 2021.

4. What happens to the information you provide?

Following your consent, your personal information will remain strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this research project. Your personal information will never be shared with any third parties (including Government agencies). After your data are fully anonymised, they may be published and will be used for research reports and publications.


 
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Agreement to Participate

Please read the following statements below:

  • I confirm I am 15 years of age or older.
  • I understand that my responses to the following survey will be confidentially stored and used for research purposes only.
  • I understand the information I provide about myself is confidential.
  • My identity will not be disclosed for commercial use by a third party or made public without my explicit consent.
  • I understand that my participation is voluntary, and I can withdraw at any time and ask for any personally identifiable information to be deleted.
  • I agree I have received adequate information about my participation in this survey and understand what will happen to the information I provide.

Please indicate whether you understand and agree with the statements above, and are willing to participate in this survey:
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Thanks for your participation!

Providing your contact information will enter you into a draw with one of ten €200 gift vouchers. We will notify winners by all provided contact options.

Also, if you are unable to complete the entire survey now, for any reason, it's okay - your progress is saved. We can send you a message if you're willing to come back later.

The contact information you provide will not be shared with any third parties and will only be used for the purposes of this survey.


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Contact Information


(Please write the full phone number, including country code. Note that we will only send up to 4 text messages and will never call you.)

 
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Your Eircode will only be used for analytical purposes.

 
 
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The following are personal questions to help us understand your responses better.


We are asking about the number of people in households to understand living situations. This will be used for reporting/analytical purposes. Please use a number, such as 1, 2 or 3.

Would you like more information on this question?
 
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What is the highest level of education or training you have completed so far?
  • Primary education (NFQ Levels 1 or 2)
    FETAC Level 1 or 2 Cert. or equivalent

  • Lower Secondary (NFQ Level 3)
    Junior/Inter/Group Cert., FETAC Level 3 Cert., FÁS Introductory Skills, NCVA Foundation Cert. or equivalent

  • Upper Secondary (NFQ Levels 4 or 5)
    Leaving Cert. (including Applied and Vocational programmes) or equivalent

  • Technical or Vocational (NFQ Level 6)
    FETAC Level 4/5 Cert., NCVA Level 1/2, FÁS Specific Skills, Teagasc Cert. in Agriculture, CERT Craft Cert. or equivalent

  • Advanced Certificate/Completed Apprenticeship (NFQ Level 6)
    FETAC Advanced Cert., NCVA Level 3, FÁS National Craft Cert., Teagasc Farming Cert., CERT Professional Cookery Cert. or equivalent

  • Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)
    NCEA/HETAC National Cert. or equivalent

  • Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma (NFQ Level 7)

  • Honours Bachelor Degree/Professional qualification or both (NFQ Level 8)

  • Postgraduate Diploma or Degree (NFQ Level 9)
    Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or equivalent

  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) or higher (NFQ Level 10)

 
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How would you describe your current working status?

(This should be "gross" income, so please estimate without consideration for any taxes or expenses)

Please indicate what you can usually afford with your household income:
 
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The following are personal questions to help us understand your responses better.


 

(We are asking about biological sex [for example, on your birth certificate] to compare to the Irish Census.)

(We are asking about gender to understand how you self-identify. This will be used for reporting/analytical purposes.)

 
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(Please be as detailed as possible)

 
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For each pair of words below, please select the point between them that you think best describes SCIENCE.
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I think SCIENCE is...

 
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Important
Unimportant
Stimulating
Dull
Unnecessary
Essential
Useless
Useful
 
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Inspiring
Depressing
Harmful
Beneficial
Dishonest
Honest
Fascinating
Uninteresting
 
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For each pair of words below, please select the point between them that you think best describes SCIENTISTS.
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I think SCIENTISTS are...

 
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Uninteresting
Fascinating
Unnecessary
Essential
Stimulating
Dull
Unimportant
Important
 
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Harmful
Beneficial
Dishonest
Honest
Depressing
Inspiring
Useful
Useless
 
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In general, would you say you distrust or trust the following:

Completely distrustPartially distrustNeither distrust nor trustPartially trustCompletely trustNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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How much, in general, do you distrust or trust each of the following?

Completely distrustPartially distrustNeither distrust nor trustPartially trustCompletely trustNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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How much do you distrust or trust scientists at publicly funded institutions in Ireland (such as universities) to:

Completely distrustPartially distrustNeither distrust nor trustPartially trustCompletely trustNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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How much do you distrust or trust scientists at private institutions in Ireland (such as companies) to:

Completely distrustPartially distrustNeither distrust nor trustPartially trustCompletely trustNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements?

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements?

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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Some people seem to follow what’s going on in government and politics most of the time,
whether there’s a major news event going on or not. Others aren’t that interested.

Within the last 30 days, how often have you been following what’s going on in:

NeverOnce2-3 timesOnce a week2-3 times a week4-6 times a weekDailyPrefer not to sayUnsure
 
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To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements?

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements?

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeNot applicable / No Opinion
 
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Almost finished!

Thank you so much for your participation so far.
The remaining questions will include a focus on your situation and perspectives relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
We estimate only 8-10 minutes remaining to complete this survey.

Are you willing to continue with this survey?

Thank you for completing this survey!

Future Contact


We may want to contact you again in the future for a second round to check back on your views and experiences. If you are willing to participate in this second part of the research, we will send you an invitation that specifies this purpose, and then you can decide later if you would still like to take part.
Are you willing to receive another invitation in the future to learn more about how your views and experiences may have changed?