Half of Irish electorate supports abolition of blasphemy

Government to hold referendum to delete offence from Constitution in 2015

According to Irish Times, Exactly half the electorate supports the abolition of the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution, but a substantial number of people have not made up their minds on the issue, according to the poll.

The Government announced recently that a referendum to delete the offence of blasphemy will be held next year along with a number of other referendums.

Asked how they would vote, 50 per cent said they would vote Yes to delete the offence, 19 per cent said they would vote No, 26 per cent had no opinion and 5 per cent said they would not vote.

Opposition to the proposal was significantly higher among Sinn Féin voters than those of other parties.

The strongest support for the abolition of the offence was registered among Labour voters.

For more details please check Irish Times



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