Ireland made up its mind on abortion years ago, say campaigners
Exit poll in referendum shows 75% of voters had not changed mind on issue in past five years
Lisa O'Carroll in Roscommon
Sat 26 May 2018
Ireland has profoundly changed its attitudes towards women, campaigners have said after a behavioural survey showed most voters made up their minds to repeal abortion laws years ago.
The details of an exit poll by the broadcaster RTE, released in full on Saturday morning, confounded all expectations with no urban-rural divide, little gender difference in voting and only one in 10 saying they had been influenced by posters or religion. The only age group to vote no were the over-65s.