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A recent poll conducted by the Observer, a British newspaper published on Sundays, unveiled that around two-third of voters in Northern Ireland are in favour to vote over its place in the United Kingdom (UK). While 37% of its population are in the favour of conducting the referendum after five years. Further, LucidTalk poll, a professionally accredited Polling and Market Research company operating in Northern Ireland, around 31% of eligible voters have shown interest in conducting the referendum about Northern Ireland's place in the UK but, after 2026.
It is worth mentioning that United Ireland, also referred to as Irish reunification is the proposition that all of Ireland should be a single sovereign state. Currently, the island is divided into two parts. According to the division, a majority of the region lies in Northern Ireland which is called the Republic of Ireland. However, a small part of the disputed area which falls under the jurisdiction of Ulster comes under the United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, 29% of those who participated in the survey responded that there should never be such a referendum. When surveyors asked about their stance over their choice of living, around 49% of the participants agreed to remain in the United Kingdom. While 42 per cent of partakers chose to be a part of United Ireland. Only 9% saying they did not know. It is worth mentioning that this was not the first time when a majority of people chooses to be a part of the United Kingdom, several other surveys also revealed the mood of the people.
In 2016, Sinn Féin, an Irish republican and democratic socialist political party active in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland called for a referendum on a united Ireland in the wake of the decision by the UK to leave the European Union. The decision has expanded the perceived possibility of a united Ireland, in order to evade the necessity for a likely hard boundary among Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Although there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, all goods coming from the rest of the UK territories has to be checked upon arrival to Northern Ireland to comply with the EU sanitary regulations. This further escalated tension between the two disputed regions. According to the reports, more than 3,000 people have died since the matter of a separate nation was broke out.