Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2001

Module: Political Attitudes

This page lists the questions asked within the Political Attitudes module in 2001. Clicking on the variable name before each question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Political Attitudes can be found on the Political Attitudes Resources page.

This module was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (Award L219252024) under the Devolution and Constitutional Change Programme.

NIPARTY: Which Northern Ireland political party would you support?

VOTED: Did you vote in the general election?

VOTENI: Which party did you vote for in the general election?

GEDECIDE: How did you decide who to vote for?

NIAVOTE: Who would you vote for in an Assembly election?

PREF1998: Who was your first preference in the 1998 Assembly election?

LEADCOMP: Should party leaders stick to their principles?

DFWNNIA: What difference does it make who does best in Assembly elections?

DFWNGNI: What difference does it make who wins a general election?

GOVTWORK: What do you think about the present system of governing in the UK?

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

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

IMPGNAS: Has the Assembly improved the way the UK is governed?

DEVUK: Has devolution strengthened the UK as a whole?

NIMPENG: Should N Ireland MPs be allowed to vote on laws affecting only England?

GOVINTNI: How much do you trust the UK government to work in Northern Irelandís best long-term interest?

NIAINTNI: How much do you trust the Assembly to work in Northern Irelandís best interests?

IDBRIT - IDNONE: How do you think of yourself?
British, English, European, Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish, Ulster, Welsh, Other, None

IDENTITY: National identity

IDENT1: How would you describe yourself?

IDENT2: What is the second most important way you would describe yourself?

IDENT3: What is the third most important way you would describe yourself?

FLAGUJ: When you see the Union Jack, does it make you feel proud or hostile?

FLAGTRI: When you see the Irish tricolour, does it make you feel proud or hostile?

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

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?

INFNIRUN: Who has most influence over the way Northern Ireland is run?

OUGHTINF: Who do you think ought to have most influence over the way Northern Ireland is run?

NIVOICE: Does the Assembly give N Ireland a stronger voice in the UK?

PUBVOICE: Is the Assembly is giving ordinary people more say in how N Ireland is governed?

DEVEDUC: Has education got better under the Assembly?

DEVHEAL: Has health got better under the Assembly?

DEVECON: Has the economy got better under the Assembly?

NIAVALUE: Is the Assembly is good value for money for people in Northern Ireland?

ASSMB3YR: Will the Assembly be in place in 3 years time?

MLAWKTOG: Do MLAs from different parties work together to help solve N Irelandís problems?

GOODFRI: Has Good Friday Agreement benefited unionists and nationalists equally?

VOTEGFA: How would you vote if Good Friday Referendum was held again?

HOWVOTE: How did you vote on Good Friday Agreement?

NOGFAVIO: If the Agreement is brought to an end, will the level of violence increase?

GFAVIO: If the Agreement remains in place, will the level of violence increase?

NOGFANI: If the Agreement is brought to an end, will future prosperity increase?

GFANI: If the Agreement remains in place, will future prosperity increase?

REPDEC: Should there be an assembly before republican decommissioning?

LOYDEC: Should there be an assembly before loyalist decommissioning?

SHUTBASE: Is shutting army bases important for peace?

POLFAIR: Do the police treat Catholics and Protestants equally?

ENCRLPOL: Would you encourage relative to become a police officer?

REFORMOK: Has police reform gone too far?

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

VIEWNI: How should N Ireland be governed?

LOCGOVEF: Chances of getting local government to make some improvement.

NIPRIOF1: What should N Ireland's highest priority be?

NIPRIOF2: What should N Ireland's next highest priority be?

INCDIFF: Should the government reduce differences in income?

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?

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

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

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