On 27 March 2024, British Council Ireland launched the Global Perceptions survey results for Ireland in a focus group and research briefing in Dublin, Ireland.

The Global Perceptions survey gathered data on how 18-34-year-olds see the UK and the world. This research provides a detailed picture of the values that matter to young people today, their trust in government and institutions, their intentions to engage with education, arts and culture, and other metrics. The research was carried out in 18 of the G20 member states and four other countries: Ireland, Kenya, Egypt and Pakistan. The survey was administered by Ipsos UK, and fieldwork was undertaken online in June and July 2023. British Council Director of Research Policy & Insight, Christine Wilson, was joined by British Council Senior Soft Power Analyst, Anuja Desai, to present the findings of the Global Perceptions survey data to an invited audience.

In order to explore this survey data for Ireland further, British Council Ireland partnered with Cooperation Ireland to hold a focus group with 15 Irish young people (18-34 years old) prior to the research briefing. On the afternoon of 27th March, journalist and author, and our rapporteur for the focus group, Dearbhail McDonald, shared the findings from the focus group discussions. 

The results of this focus group will be available shortly.

Please note this event was held under Chatham House Rules. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of those present, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. 

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