MLA Survey 2022 – RSE

“For too long our children and young people have been failed by the inadequate provision of RSE. This often leaves them unaware of their reproductive choices, unprepared when forming relationships and unlikely to experience inclusive education that is reflective of all family types.

“Our survey results send a clear message to the Secretary of State that there is overwhelming political support to reform the teaching of RSE in Northern Ireland. We urge him to intervene to ensure that the law is implemented and that our children and young people are provided with the comprehensive and scientifically accurate information and support they need to make informed choices regarding their sexual and reproductive health.”

Ruairi Rowan, Director of Advocacy and Policy, Informing Choices NI

Savanta ComRes, a London-based polling and research company, and Stratagem, who are part of the Connect Group, one of the UK’s largest independent public affairs consultancies, jointly run the MLA Research Panel.

Savanta ComRes sought the views of MLAs using an online survey. The research was in the field between 17 June and 29 July 2022 during which time 30 MLAs completed the questionnaire anonymously.

Data undergoes a weighting process to ensure that the responses are representative of the composition of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Due to the weighting applied, percentages may not always add up to 100.

All work is undertaken in accordance with British Polling Council rules and is conducted strictly in keeping with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.