A survey conducted by Cadbury Ireland to assess good deeds during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that Kerry is the kindest county in Ireland.
During a difficult year, good deeds and acts of kindness have been needed more than ever. In an attempt to find out how Irish people have been helping each other out, Kerry has been named Ireland’s kindest county.
The survey, conducted by chocolate manufacturers Cadbury Ireland, asked over 1,000 people about the good deeds they have done to help out their community over the past year.
Acts of kindness – helping those in need
While Kerry has been named Ireland’s kindest county, we are delighted that the results found an astounding 98% of recipients from all over Ireland confirmed they helped out someone in need over the past 12 months.
Those surveyed were asked a number of questions, including how often they had paid visits to people in need, if they had shopped for an elderly neighbour, if they had visited elderly relatives, and whether they had helped out local shops.
The results – good deeds in Ireland
As well as revealing that Kerry has been named Ireland’s kindest county, the results of the survey showed that 81% of people think Ireland has a good sense of community, and 79% say hello to strangers while passing.
Other findings included 98% of people have helped out others in the past year, 88% would put a skill to use to help out someone in need, 78% have been supporting local businesses over the past year, and 77% regularly check on family and friends.
It doesn’t stop there, however, as many people have gone above and beyond to show kindness over the past year. 32% of people surveyed said they had gone shopping for someone who was shielding, and 31% revealed they had checked on an elderly neighbour.
Kerry has been named Ireland’s kindest county – the centre of good deeds
Coming out top as the kindest county in Ireland, Kerry has been the centre of good deeds over the past month.
The Cadbury Ireland survey revealed that 90% of people in Ireland’s south-west county believe Ireland has a good sense of community, 90% would put a skill to good use to help those in need, 90% say hello to strangers while passing, and 85% have been supporting local business over the past year.
While Ireland’s kingdom county has taken the crown for the kindest county in Ireland, the sense of shared suffering across the Emerald Isle has garnered a desire for more community spirit as we move forward.
52% of those surveyed said they hoped to spend more time in their community once the pandemic ends, and a whopping 70% revealed they appreciate the community in which they live.
When asked why they wanted to spend more time in their community post-lockdown, 46% said they would like to spend more time with their families, 43% said they enjoyed the pace of life within their communities, and 42% said they enjoy supporting local businesses.