Nearly 60% of people in Ireland support increased European Union defence and security co-operation.
That is according to a RED C poll which was conducted for European Movement Ireland.
The findings come almost 50 years after the majority of people voted to join the EU in 1972.
The poll found that following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, 59% of those polled agreed that Ireland should be part of an increased EU defence and security co-operation.
That is up from 54% last year.
European Movement Ireland CEO Noelle O'Connell says the poll had some interesting findings.
"With the average of 59%, the lowest - interestingly - range of support was in the 18 to 24-year-olds demographic.
"And perhaps understandably, the highest was in the 55 to 64 cohort - standing at 66%.
"So we've seen an increase and a greater recognition, and an appreciation, of the challenges of dealing with cyber security, cyber terrorism as an island nation and how vulnerable we are".
The research also found that 79% of people agreed that EU membership has had a positive impact on their lives.
Ms O'Connell says a range of factors may have influenced this support.
"People have recognised, not least during the horrific war in Ukraine, the importance of solidarity and the greater strength and presence - and greater voice in fact - that Ireland has as being part of a larger European Union.
"And if we see as well the incredible role that the EU played in terms of vaccine procurement and distribution during the COVID pandemic, which arguably a small country like Ireland would have been more of a challenging [sic] to procure vaccines on the global market".
While support for Ireland remaining a member of the EU has also increased by 4% since 2021 to 88%.
And 76% of respondents agreed they have a good understanding of how the EU works.
The poll was conducted among a representative sample of 1,001 people aged 18 and over from across the country.