Poll finds more than half of Irish youth would join an anti-gov't uprising

May 1, 2017
Mass protest against water chargers in Ireland, 2015.

A survey found a mass uprising against the Irish government would be joined by more than half of young people in the country, an April 26 Independent article said.

Fifty four per cent of 18-34-year-olds said they would take part in a “large scale uprising against the generation in power if it happened in the next days or months”.

The survey polled nearly 20,000 people in Ireland as part of the European Broadcasting Union’s Generation What? research.

It showed that about 76% viewed politicians as corrupt or partly corrupt.

The article said: “The survey also found that the [Catholic] Church – traditionally a major institution in Ireland – appeared to have less influence over the country’s youth. Only 2% of those questioned said they completely trusted the Church and 56% they didn’t trust it at all.”

The police were also not trusted by a large portion of people surveyed.

Dublin act the Mighty Stef's song about an anti-austerity rebellion in Ireland.


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