Monday, 17 September 2018

πŸ₯Mental Health issues in Ireland on the Rise: 62% of people believe more people are suffering than in the past.πŸ₯


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49% of people don’t think that mental health is a topic that you can talk about openly in Irish society.

83% of people said that mental health still has stigma attached to it 

Only 29% think that there are enough helplines and easy access contacts in Ireland for people who would like to get help

Today is world suicide prevention day and mental health and considering this we recently conducted a nationally representative survey on 1000 adults in Ireland to find out how people in Ireland view the importance of mental health and how we can help those with mental health issues.

62% of people think that more people suffer from mental health issues today than in the past.  People between 35 - 54 are more inclined to have this view at 64% versus 18-34 years at 60% and 55+ years at 58%.

46% of people think that Ireland is less open to talking about mental health issues than other countries. In general, 49% of people don’t think that mental health is a topic that you can talk about openly in Irish Society. 83% of people said that mental health still has stigma attached to it (More female (86%) than male (79%)).

69% of people think employers in Ireland should take mental health days as seriously as sick days, but 71% don’t think that employers do.

82% of males and 93% of females surveyed said that mental health is important to them, but only 28% of males and 48% of females have ever thought about consulting a professional about any concerns.

Only 29% of people said that there are enough helplines and easy access contacts in Ireland for people who would like to get help and only 63% of people who have thought about getting help have gone to a professional. This is highest among the older generation 61%: 18-34 years, 60%: 35-54 and 78%: 55+ years.

The top 3 areas that people think can help people with mental health issues is 1. Education in school and universities (69%), 2. People being able to talk more openly about mental health issued (65%) and 3. Making services in Ireland more available to people. 

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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 28th June and the 8th July and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 
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Wednesday, 5 September 2018

🐝88% of individuals believe the Irish government has not worked sufficiently to help save the bees.🐝

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88% of individuals believe the Irish government has not worked sufficiently to help save the bees.

38% of people have personally taken measures to help save the bees.

Top 3 measures people have taken to help save the bees:
 1. Planting different flowers that bees prefer (69%), 2. Reducing the use of pesticides (56%), 3. Telling friends and family about the importance of bees (50%).


75% are aware that bees are threatened with extinction.

Bees are not often thought to be a big contributor to the Irish economy however, it has recently been reported they contribute €53 million to the Irish Economy each year and now they are facing extinction in many areas of Ireland. 75% of individuals are aware that bees are threatened with extinction in Ireland. With this in mind, we conducted a nationally representative survey on 1,000 adults in Ireland to discover how they feel about bees and measure that have been taken to help save the bees.

Recent research by Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin has found that Irish Heather Honey can be compared to New Zealand’s famous Manuka honey. The research showed that Irish heather honey had the highest TPC (Total Phenolic Content) of all the Irish Single Origin honeys and had a higher TPC than Manuka honey. Its more important than ever before to protect our Irish Bees.

88% of individuals feel that the government is not doing enough to help save the bees. There have been some efforts by the government to preserve bees and the Top 3 areas people have noted these efforts is the; 1. Planting flowers in parks (57%), 2. Educating individuals on the importance of bees and what they can do (44%), and 3. Using fewer and less harmful weed killer and pesticides in which make bees sick (40%).

Some individuals are interested in saving the bees with 38% of people stating that they have personally taken measures to help save the bees. The Top 3 measures taken by the community are; 1. Planting different flowers that bees prefer (69%), 2. Reducing the use of pesticides to kill weeds or pests (56%), and 3. Telling friends and family about the importance of bees as pollinators (50%).

People are interested; however, the efforts have been limited with 62% of people not taking measures to save bees and of that percentage, 18-34 years 68%, 35-54 years 61%, and 55+ years 50%. This is showing older groups are most likely to care for bees.

37% of individuals feel as though bees contribute €1-€10 million and 20% believe that they contribute un €1 million annually to the Irish economy. The National Biodiversity Data Centre reveals that pollinators contribute €53 million to the Irish Economy each year.

With 87% of people believing bees contribute to the economy, there are some areas people feel the government must improve on. 72% feel the government must educate more people on the benefits of bees and how they can help, 69% desire the use of fewer and less harmful chemicals to kill weeds and insects, and lastly, 63% want more flowers planted in the park.

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: ireachinsights.blogspot.ie

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 28th June and the 4th July and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 
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Thursday, 26 July 2018

πŸ’‰The most common type of surgery is gynecomastia (17% of people).πŸ’‰πŸ’Š

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Of those who have had plastic surgery, 47% of people aged 16-34 have had face surgery.

57% of people believe there is a stigma towards plastic surgery.

82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and 69% believe this is due to celebrity influence.


Although only 6% of people have had plastic surgery and 16% have considered plastic surgery, 82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity (75% of males vs. 90% of females).
 
People believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity due to celebrities (69%), societal pressure for beauty (68%), and social media (45%).

Of those that have had plastic surgery, 17% of people have had gynecomastia (31% of males vs. 5% of females) and 15% of people have had scar removal (27% of males vs. 5% of females). 15% of people have had face surgery, with a high amount of people aged 16-34 (47%).

31% of people have spent less than €500 on plastic surgery, followed by 28% spending
€1,000 - €5,000, and 18% spending €500 - €1000

 57% of people believe that there is a stigma towards plastic surgery, with this being highest for the youngest cohort, 61% of people aged 16-34. 72% of people believe that plastic surgery should not be covered under insurance.

 For those people who have had plastic surgery, they were motivated by wanting to boost self-esteem/self-image (41%). Additionally, 34% of people were motivated by vanity, and this was especially high for people between 16-34 years old (71%). 28% wanted to remove scars, and this was also especially high for people between 16-34 years old (61%)

Conversely, for those who did not have plastic surgery, they were motivated not to have it due to being happy with appearance (52%), with this being highest for the oldest cohort, 55+ (69%). Additionally, people were motivated by price (38%), followed by the associated dangers (30%), and worries about being unhappy with the results (28%).

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: ireachinsights.blogspot.ie

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 7th June and the 25th June and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 
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Monday, 23 July 2018

🍐91% of people agree that the best way to pass on the values of healthy eating to their kids is by involving them more in healthy food cooking. πŸπŸ“

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73% of people believe that parents should start creating healthy habits in their children as a baby (birth – 2 years).

83% of people would be interested in enrolling their kids in a school where healthy breakfast and lunch options are being provided on a daily basis.

74% of people believe that involving children in healthy cooking at home would have a big impact on their future adoption of healthy eating habits.


The Healthy Food for Life resources define the Irish Government recommendations on healthy eating and balanced diets. Research shows that excess consumptions of foods with high amounts of fat, salt, and sugar, in addition to low levels of vegetables and fruit intake, can an important role in increasing our development of chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

95% of people say that it is important for their children to have a balanced healthy diet (63% very important; 32% important). This is the highest for the oldest age cohort, 55+ (72% of people say very important). 46% of people believe that is difficult to decline their children’s request for junk unhealthy food or treats (35% difficult; 11% very difficult). 36% of people say they sometimes feel like lone warriors surrounded by unhealthy food advertisement content they try to win the battle against (27% say yes, often; 17% say yes, always).

The top 3 reasons chosen for contributing to healthy eating are daily use of home-cooked meals from scratch with fresh natural ingredients (73%), involving children in healthy food cooking at home/school/etc. (71%), and constantly reminding and educating the child on the huge risks associated with unhealthy eating (49%).
68% of people said that they have made efforts to improve their cooking skills for the sake on their children’s better food intake (57% of males vs. 74% of females). The top 3 types of efforts that they have made are read or kept a home collection of books on cooking (61%), watching TV programmes on food preparation and cooking (58%), and watching free video tutorials online on cooking- YouTube, etc. (45%).

73% of people said that parents should start creating healthy eating habits in their children as babies (birth – 2 years) (58% of males vs. 81% of females). 74% of people believe that involving children in healthy cooking at home would have a big impact on their future adoption of healthy eating habits.

83% of people would be interested in enrolling their kids in a school where healthy breakfast and lunch options are being provided on a daily basis. In terms of paying of paying each month to the school for the provision of healthy breakfast and lunch options to children, people believe it would be reasonable to pay €1 - €10 (21%), nothing, it should be free (20%), and €11 - €20 (17%).

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: ireachinsights.blogspot.ie

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 5th July and the 19th July and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 
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Monday, 16 July 2018

πŸ†France wins the World Cup for the first time since 1998πŸ†πŸ†


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  • 14% of adults in Ireland supported France and 13% of Males predicted they would win the 2018 World Cup

  • 57% said that their favourite thing about the World Cup is one month of seeing the world’s best football players

  • 72% have watched matches not involving the team they support.


The World Cup this year took place from June-July in Russia, with France as the ultimate winners. The final was between Croatia and France, with high pressure on both teams. This was the first time Croatia had appeared in any World Cup final. Previously, the closest they had ever come was the final four in 1998. Croatia has only appeared in the World Cup five times: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014, and 2018. The French team won its first and only World Cup in 1998, defeating Brazil. France last appeared in a final in 2006, losing to Italy.

57% of respondents stated that their favourite thing about the World Cup is seeing the world’s best football players for one month. Highest at 70% of males compared to 40% of females. The next most common answer was an excuse to meet up with family/friends and watch football (17% of respondents).

 25% of respondents supported Spain, 23% supported Brazil, and 23% supported other teams. 72% of respondents said they watched matches of teams they did not support. 18% of respondents believed Brazil would win. This was also true for Spain (18%), followed by Germany (16% of respondents) and other countries (12% of respondents).

To watch the matches, people primarily watch the TV at home (67% of total respondents, 76% of males, 58% of females).

In order to keep up with news about the World Cup, most people use the Internet (56%), followed by Word of Mouth (34%), and newspapers (29%). In terms of apps, people use BBC Sport the most (44%), followed by FIFA (42%), and 35% other Apps.

For more statistics you can visit us at our blog: ireachinsights.blogspot.ie

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 10th May and the 16th May and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

 
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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

πŸ’°67% of people having a side job do it to pay billsπŸ“ƒπŸ˜“


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  • 13% of people in Ireland have a side job.

  • 24% work 40 to 50 hours per week, 46% 30 to 40 hours and 13% 20 to 30 hours per week.

  • 55% of people have more than one job since up to 2 years. 22% have multiple jobs since over 10 years.

  • 73% earn under €500 at their side job.




Although Side Jobs are not too common in Ireland, they are still an option for people in Ireland to earn extra money if needed. iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey and 1,000 people were asked about side jobs and saving money.

Of the 13% of people in Ireland that have side jobs, 86% have 2 Jobs, 14% have more. 74% of people with more than one job would consider one of them their main Job. 11% more females than males would consider all their jobs equal.

The Top5 reasons for Irish People to have more than one Job are; 1. To pay bills (67%) 2. Save Money (37%) 3. Saving for Holidays (20%) 4. Paying a car (19%) and 5. Support my children (14%). Interestingly 12% of females take a side job to support family members, another 12% to support an expensive Hobby. 0% of male take side jobs to do either, but more than twice as many males as females take side jobs to buy medicine (17% compared to 8%).

The Top5 reasons to save money are; 1. Holidays (58%) 2. Car (48%) 3. House/Apartment (22%) 4. Future Children (21%) 5. Precaution (18%). 49% of those aged 35-54 and 25% of 55+ years old are saving money out of precaution, while 0% of 16-34 year olds are saving money just to be prepared!
73% earn over €500 at their side job, 8% earn between €500 and €750, 10% between €750 and €100 and 9% earn over €1000. 
Dublin is the best region to have a side job in Ireland in terms of Payment; 56% of people with a side job in Dublin earn over €500, compared to 41% earning over €500 in Munster and 8% in Connacht/Ulster. Meanwhile there seem to be little opportunities for “high” payed side jobs in the rest of Leinster, as 0% of people there say they earn over €500 with their side job.
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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 10th May and the 15th May and has a 3% Confidence Interval and 95% Confidence Level.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

😷28% of adults suffer from at least one allergy and 37% of these feel it restricts their lives😦

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  • 37% of those who suffer from allergies feel restrictions on their daily life due to their allergies.

  • 28% of adults in Ireland suffer from at least one allergy.

  • 77% of adults have never taken an allergy test, but 53% would like to take one.

  • 66% think people have more allergies nowadays.


Allergy season is here and it seems to be affecting people’s daily routines. iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey where 1,000 adults were asked about allergies and its effects.

Over a quarter of adults in Ireland suffer from at least one allergy and 70% take medication for their allergy.
The top 5 allergies people have in Ireland include Pollen (56%), House Dust (29%), Food (26%), Drugs (16%), and Animals (16%).
When it comes to food allergies, 57% of adults agree that most restaurants are prepared for people with food allergies.
Most adults in Ireland (77%) have never taken an allergy test, but 53% report that they would be interested in one.
19% report that their allergies have become better over time, but 23% report that their allergies have gotten worse.
37% of adults in Ireland feel they experience restrictions on their daily life due to their allergies. These restrictions include: Having to take drugs (66%), Constantly feeling sick or unwell (43%), and Not being able to do sports outside (21%).
66% of respondents agreed more people have allergies nowadays than ever before.

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