Thursday, 25 February 2021

 

53% of Leaving Cert Students are likely to choose a mix of receiving Calculated Grades and sitting some Leaving Certificate exams. Only 14% plan to sit exams only.

 

56% of Leaving Cert Students are happy with the decision made by the Department of Education to take a hybrid approach with this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

 

81% of Junior Cert Students are happy with the decision to cancel their exams.

 

 

Following the recent decision made by the Department of Education allowing Leaving Certificate Students to choose whether they would prefer to sit the exams or receive Calculated Grades, iReach has polled Parents of Leaving and Junior Cert Exams and the Students themselves, on their views and opinions of this decision and the student’s feelings on the decision. The nationwide survey ran between 4th and 11th of February and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

·       68% of Leaving Cert Parents in Ireland agree that the recent announcement by the Minister of Education of the Hybrid Leaving Cert Plan gives clarity to Leaving Cert Students. This compares to only 39% of all adults in Ireland.

 

·       60% of all Leaving Cert Parents are happy with this Hybrid Approach with a slightly lower number of 56% Leaving Cert Students happy with this approach.

 

·       Over half (53%) of Leaving Cert Students will choose a mix of Calculated Grades and sitting some of their exams. 14% plan to sit all Leaving Cert exams only and 33% will take all calculated grades.

 

·       47% of Junior Cert Parents agree with the Government’s decision to cancel the Junior Certificate exams and this compares to 51% of all adults in Ireland. 38% of Junior Cert Parents disagree with this decision.

 

·       81% of Junior Cert Students are happy with the decision to cancel their exams.

 

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 4th and the 11th of February 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

 

61% think mums are depicted in clichéd ways in advertising and 50% agree that most advertising reinforces gender stereotypes.

 

 

With International Women’s Day coming up on the 8th of March, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on opinions on gender representation in the media and advertising and brands doing a good job of representing women accurately. The nationwide survey ran between 21st and 28th of January and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

 

·       Only 24% of all adults agree that women and girls are portrayed accurately in the media and advertising.

 

·       Over half (51%) agree that advertising has gotten better in how it depicts women and 29% think that the portrayal of men in advertising has become worse.

 

·       64% agree that advertisers have recognised that women are now equally important in purchasing decisions beyond just food.

 

·       61% think mums are depicted in clichéd ways in advertising and 50% agree that most advertising reinforces gender stereotypes.

 

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 21st and the 28th of January 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     Please state your level of agreement with the following statements relating to gender representations in media and advertising:

a.     Women and girls are portrayed accurately in the media and advertising

b.     Most advertising reinforces gender stereotypes

c.     Advertising has got better in how it depicts women

d.     Mums are depicted in clichéd ways in advertising

e.     The portrayal of men in advertising has become worse

f.       Advertisers have recognised that women are now equally important in purchasing decisions beyond just food

 

 

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

 

80% think women are treated better in Ireland now compared to previous generations and 66% agree that women should do more to support other women.

 

37% of women experienced sexism in the workplace and 27% have experienced ageism in the workplace.

 

 

With International Women’s Day coming up on the 8th of March, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on opinions on gender equality, equality in the workplace and in politics. The nationwide survey ran between 21st and 28th of January and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region.

 

 

·       40% of all adults are happy with the proportion of women on the management team in their company and 38% feel that salary levels are balanced in their company, compared to the 32% of women who believe this.

 

·       25% of women feel that having children has affected their career path and 25% agree that in order to succeed in the workplace, women most act more like men and this is compared to the 70% of women who agree with this.

 

·       Nearly half (49%) support gender quotas at senior levels across companies and organisations with 57% of women supporting gender quotas.

 

·       70% of respondents think we should talk about ‘People in Business’ more than ‘Women in Business’.

 

·       32% agree they are a feminist/ pro-feminist and 34% agree that the feminist agenda has gone too far.

 

 

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 21st and the 28th of January 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     Please state your level of agreement with the following statements relating to the equality, careers and politics:

a.     I have experienced sexism in the workplace

b.     I have experienced ageism in the workplace

c.     Salary levels are balanced for men and women in my workplace

d.     I am happy with the proportion of women on the management team in my company

e.     Having children has affected my career path

f.       I am a feminist/ pro-feminist

g.     I think the feminist agenda has gone too far

h.     Women should do more to support other women

i.       I support gender quotas at senior levels across companies and organisations

j.       I think women are treated better in Ireland now compared to previous generations

k.     I think we should talk about “People in Business” more than “Women in Business”

l.       In order to succeed in the workplace, women must act more like a man

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

 

Over half (52%) feel that the biggest challenge facing women in Ireland in the year ahead is balancing working from home with family needs due to Covid-19.

 

41% agree that women will be more negatively impacted in career progression than males due to working from home during      Covid-19.

 

 

PR Series #1 of 5. In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, iReach has surveyed adults in Ireland on a range of issues to spotlight Women in Ireland. In the first of 5 upcoming press releases, we start with the top challenge’s women face in Ireland. The nationwide survey ran between 21st and 28th of January and received over 1,000 responses from Women in Ireland on a nationally representative basis by Age, SES and Region.

 

Top 3 challenges women face in Ireland:

 

1.     52% feel that the number 1 challenge facing women in Ireland is balancing working from home with family needs due to Covid-19.

 

2.     41% feel home schooling is one of the biggest challenges in the upcoming year.

 

3.     34% find it tough getting the personal and family life balance to a happy medium

 

=3. 34% think tackling violence against women is one of the biggest challenges.

 

·       56% think women have to over-perform in the workplace to get the same recognition as men.

 

·       30% think it’s a challenge for women to achieve equal pay for equal work as men.

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 21st and the 28th of January 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     From the list below, what you think are the Top 3 challenges facing women in Ireland in the year ahead:

2.     Please state your level of agreement with the following statements relating to the equality, careers and politics:

a.     Women will be more negatively impacted in career progression than males due to Working from Home during Covid-19 Pandemic

b.     I think women have to over-perform in the workplace to get the same recognition as men

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com

Friday, 22 January 2021

 

87% of parents of Leaving Cert Students think that the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with predicated grades.

 

75% of Leaving Cert Parents think their Children should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams in June or receiving predicated grades.

 

82% agree that their children’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the Leaving Cert exams.

 

iReach has surveyed Parents of ‘School Going’ children in Ireland on their opinions of whether the Leaving Cert exams should go ahead and when should a decision be made by the Department of Education as well as wider Back to School issues. The nationwide survey ran between 13th and 19th of January and received over 1,000 responses from adults on a nationally representative basis by Age, Gender and Region. 600 of these are parents of Children in Primary or Secondary Schools.

 

·       87% of Parents of Leaving Cert students and 75% of all adults in Ireland think that the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with predicated grades.

·       75% of Leaving Cert Parents think their Children should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams in June or receiving predicated grades.

o   56% Parents of Leaving Cert students say their Children would prefer to sit their exams in June with 44% of Children preferring predicated grades.

·       82% agree that their Leaving Cert children’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the Leaving Cert exams.

·       73% Parents of Primary School goers say their children’s anxiety and stress levels and have increased compared of 80% of parents of Secondary school children seeing increased anxiety and stress levels of their children.

 

In relation to Back to School for all parents of Primary and Secondary children@

 

·       Nearly half (47%) of all adults feel that schools should only reopen when the R-rate is under 1 nationwide. This compares of 42% of Parents of Primary School and 48% of Parents of Secondary School Children.

·       Only 25% of all Adults think schools should reopen on the 1st of February, highest amongst Leaving Cert Parents (33%) and 28% of Parents in Primary or Secondary School goers.

 

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: https://ireachhq.com/blog

 

About iReach Insights

 

iReach Insights provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run between the 13th and the 19th of January 2021 and has a 2.5% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 

Questions asked of participants:

1.     Do you think the Department of Education should make a decision before the end of January to decide if the Leaving Cert will be cancelled and replaced with Predicted Grades?

2.     Would they prefer to sit their exams or receive predicated grades?

3.     Do you think Leaving Cert students should be given the option to choose between sitting their exams or receiving predicated grades?

4.     Do you agree that your child’s anxiety and stress levels have increased due to the uncertainty of the exams?

5.     Do you have a child/children in primary or secondary education that have been forced to home-school?

6.     Do you think that schools should reopen as planned after the 31st of January or stay closed for longer?

 

 

iReach Insights Limited – Temple Hall, Temple Road, Blackrock, CO. Dublin, IRELAND.

iReach Managing Director: Oisin Byrne
T: 086 850 6364 or email:
oisin.byrne@ireachhq.com