Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2003

Module: Political Attitudes

This page lists the questions asked within the Political Attitudes module in 2003. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every 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.

PARTY: Which Northern Ireland political party would you support?

NIA03A: Which party would you vote for as your first preference in the next Northern Ireland Assembly elections?

NIA03B: Which party did you vote for as your first preference in the recent Northern Ireland Assembly elections?

BESTNIA: How much difference does it make who does best in elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly?

BESTUKHC: How much difference does it make who wins in general elections to the UK House of Commons?

VOTENI: Which party did you vote for in the 2001 general election?

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

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?

AACHIEVE: How much has the N Ireland Assembly achieved?

AERUNNI: How good a job did the Assembly and Executive do in day to day running of N Ireland?

DRRUNNI: How good a job does the present government under Direct Rule do in day to day running of N Ireland?

NIAABOL: Would you be pleased if the N Ireland Assembly were to be abolished?

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 in the 1998 Agreement Referendum?

VIEWGFA: Is the Agreement basically right or wrong?

GOVTWORK: Opinion on the present system of governing in the UK.

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

VOTEINTR: Are parties only interested in peopleís votes, not in their opinions?

DEVUK: Has devolution has strengthened the UK as a whole?

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

NIAINTNI: How much do you trust a N Ireland 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

PROUDBR: How proud are you of being British?

PROUDIR: How proud are you of being Irish?

FLAGUJ: Does the Union Jack make you feel proud or hostile?

FLAGTRI: Does the Irish tricolour make you feel proud or hostile?

OUGHTINF: Who ought to have most influence over the way N Ireland is run?

DEVEDUC: Did the education get better under the last N Ireland Assembly?

DEVHEAL: Did the health get better under the last N Ireland Assembly?

DEVECON: Did the the economy get better under the last N Ireland Assembly?

DREDUC: Did education get better under Direct Rule?

DRHEAL: Did health get better under Direct Rule?

DRECON: Did the economy get better under Direct Rule?

ROIINNI: To what extent should the Republic of Ireland be involved in Northern Irelandís affairs?

UKINWRLD: How much influence does the UK have in the world?

SHAREPWR: Should any N Ireland government ensure that Protestants and Catholics share power?

REFORMOK: Has reform of the police in N Ireland has gone too far?

VIEWNI: How should N Ireland be governed?

PARAVIOL: Are there any paramilitary groups in N Ireland still involved in violence?

PARAEXEC: Should parties linked to paramilitary groups still involved in violence be allowed to be part of a N Ireland Executive?

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

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

PFLAG1: Should the police remove all paramilitary flags that are being flown throughout N Ireland?

PFLAG2: Is the flying of paramilitary flags an important expression of culture in some areas?

PFLAG3: Should there be special laws banning the flying of all paramilitary flags throughout N Ireland?

PFLAG4: Should the flying of paramilitary flags be allowed in some neighbourhoods?

PFLAG5: Should paramilitary flags be allowed at certain times of year?

PFLAG6: Would laws to stop the flying of paramilitary flags be unenforcable?

NIMORNAT: In terms of culture and everyday life, is N Ireland a more nationalist place than ten years ago?

NIMORUN: In terms of culture and everyday life, is N Ireland a more unionist place than ten years ago?

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?

INCDIFF: Should the government reduce differences in income?

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?

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

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

NINUMREP: Does N Ireland have too many elected representatives?

LESSMEPS: Should there be fewer MEPs?

LESSMPS: Should there be fewer MPs?

LESSMLAS: Should there be fewer MLAs?

LESSCOUN: Should there be fewer local councillors?

REP2FORA: Should MLAs be able to be local councillors?

LCOUNEFF: How effective are councils in delivering services?

NUMCOUNS: Are there too many local councils?

KNOWCFOR: Are you aware of the work of the Civic Forum?

CFOREFF: How effective has the Civic Forum been?





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