Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 1998

Module: Political Attitudes

This page lists the questions asked within the Political Attitudes module in 1998. Clicking on the year printed after every question will bring you to the results for that year. Publications and further information on Political Attitudes can be found on the Political Attitudes Resources page.

Some of these questions were also asked in the Young Life and Times Survey.

POLITICS: How much interest do you generally have in what is going on in politics?

NIPARTY: Which Northern Ireland political party do you support?

NIIDSTRN: Would you call yourself a very strong/fairly strong/not very strong supporter of (name of Northern Ireland political party)?

UNINATID: Do you think of yourself as a unionist, a nationalist or neither?

UNINATST: Are you a very strong (unionist/nationalist)?

TRUSTPOL: Which Northern Ireland politicians would you generally trust to act in the best interests of all the people in Northern Ireland?

ASSEMBL1: What is the most important thing for the assembly to bring about?

ASSEMBL2:: What is the second most important thing for the assembly to bring about?

NIRELAND What do you think the long-term policy for Northern Ireland should be?

FUTURE1: How would you feel if the majority of people in Northern Ireland ever voted to become part of a united Ireland?

FUTURE2: How would you feel if the majority of people in Northern Ireland never voted to become part of a united Ireland?

UNTDIREL: Do you think it likely that there will be a united Ireland in the next 20 years?

NHSRLGPJ: Does the NHS in Northern Ireland treat Catholic and Protestant patients equally?

NIHRLGPJ: Does the NIHE treat Catholics and Protestants equally?

POLRLGPJ: Do the police treat Catholics and Protestants equally?

NTRRLGPJ: Do the courts treat Catholics and Protestants accused of non-terrorist offences equally?

TERRLGPJ: Do the courts treat Catholics and Protestants accused of terrorist offences equally?

CHNPEACE: Do you think the chances of peace in Northern Ireland are better now than five years ago?

AVDAREAS: Is it easier now to go into different areas?

IRGOV: Has the Irish government been helpful in the search for peace?

BRGOV: Has the British government been helpful in the search for peace?

USGOV: Has the American government been helpful in the search for peace?

PARAGRP: Have some paramilitary groups been helpful in the search for peace?

PUBOPIN: Has public opinion in general been helpful in the search for peace?

PEACEPPL: Do you think there are any particular people that stand out as being helpful in the search for peace over the last year?

HELPPOL: Who do you think stands out as being helpful in the search for peace over the last year?

GOODFRI: Has the Good Friday Agreement benefited unionists or nationalists more?

LOYVIOL: Do you have sympathy with the reasons why some Loyalists groups have used violence?

REPVIOL: Do you have sympathy with the reasons why some Republican groups have used violence?

WEALTH1; Do ordinary working people get their fair share of the nation's wealth?

RICHLAW: Is there one law for the rich and one for the poor?

TRADVALS: Is there a need for strong trade unions to protect employees' working conditions and wages?

PRENTBST: Is private enterprise the best way to solve Northern Ireland's economic problems?

PUBOWNST: Should major public services and industries be in state ownership?

GOVJOB: Is it the government's responsibility to provide a job for everyone who wants one?

GOVNOSAY: Do people have no say in what the government does?

GOVCOMP: Can politics and government seem so complicated that a person cannot understand what is going on?

LOSETCH: Do those we elect lose touch with the people pretty quickly?

PTYNTMT: Do things go on much the same whatever party is in power?

VOTEINTR: Are parties only interested in people's votes, not in their opinions?

VOTEONLY: Is voting the only way people can have any say about how the government runs things?

WLOSEVOT: Are there not more women in politics in Northern Ireland because women lose votes?

WNOOPP: Are there not more women in politics in Northern Ireland because women aren't given opportunities by political parties?

MBETPOL: Are there not more women in politics in Northern Ireland because men are better politicians than women?

RMARCHFR: Is the right to march an important freedom?

AREAMAR: Should no marches be allowed through areas of another tradition unless the residents approve?

PARCOMM: Is the Parades Commission impartial?


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