The 2017 Vital Signs survey is now closed.

Vital Signs is a report card on the vitality of the nation. It grades twelve key issue areas that affect the quality of life of those who live, work, play and learn in Ireland. Ireland’s Vital Signs is a multi-dimensional report that reflects:

  • Public perception
  • Factual data
  • Community leaders’ perceptions

Capturing both hard facts and lived experience, Ireland’s Vital Signs tells a more nuanced and complete story of Ireland’s vitality than ever before. The better we understand our communities, the better equipped we are to make decisions and take action to improve them.

Through comprehensive research, we provide a way for people to share their opinions about the 12 key issue areas featured in the report and give people an opportunity to be key influencers in the decision and grant making process for The Community Foundation of Ireland. This report is sent out to all the key stakeholders in Irish society and as a way to inform policy and decision makers about the real issues we face as a nation today.

To date we have released three VitalSigns reports; Vital Signs 2013, Vital Signs 2015 and the special edition Vital Signs Belonging report released in 2016.

VitalSigns Belonging video