Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2005

Module: Attitudes to Minority Ethnic People

This page lists the questions asked within the Attitudes to Minority Ethnic People module in 2005. 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 Attitudes to Minority Ethnic People can be found on the Attitudes towards Minority Ethnic People Resources page.


RACE2: To which of these groups do you consider you belong?

NINATID2: What nationality are you?

RACPREJ: Is there prejudice against minority ethnic communities in N Ireland?

RACPREJM: Is there more racial prejudice in N Ireland than 5 years ago?

RACPREJF: Do you think there will be more, less or about the same amount of racial prejudice in Northern Ireland in 5 years time compared with now?

RACPRGRP: Which minority ethnic community is there most prejudice against?

RACOWNKD: In relation to colour and ethnicity, do you prefer to stick with people of your own kind?

RACCOMP: Do you prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one you were brought up in?

RACLAWS: Did you know that there are laws to prevent racial discrimination in employment, education and in access to goods, facilities and services?

RACDUTY: Did you know that public bodies must try to ensure that different racial groups have equal opportunities?

RACGDREL: Did you know that public bodies must try to ensure that good relations are maintained between people of different racial groups?

RACNEEDS: How important is it to you that public bodies take into account the needs of minority ethnic communities?

RACVIOLW: Did you know anyone who commits an assault with a racial element can get a more severe sentence?

RACASPUN: Should someone who commits a racist assault should be more severely punished than someone who commits an ordinary assault?

YRACPUN: Why should someone commiting a racially-motivated assault be punished more severely?

YRACNPUN: Why should someone commiting a racially-motivated assault not be punished more severely?

RACATKPN: Do you know anyone who has been the victim of racist harassment or assault?

RACATKNG: Has anyone in your neighbourhood been the victim of racist harassment or assault?

TRAVTOUR: Would you accept Irish Travellers as tourists visiting Northern Ireland?

TRAVCITZ: Would you accept Irish Travellers as citizens of N Ireland who have come to live and work?

TRAVRES: Would you accept Irish Travellers as residents in your local area?

TRAVCOLL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a colleague?

TRAVPAL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a close friend?

TRAVREL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a relative by marriage?

MEGTOUR: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as tourists in N Ireland?

MEGCITZ: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as citizens of N Ireland?

MEGRES: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as as residents in your local area?

MEGCOLL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a colleague?

MEGPAL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a close friend?

MEGREL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a relative by marriage?

MEGPAL1: Do any of your friends come from the Black (African, Caribbean) community?

MEGPAL2: Do any of your friends come from the Chinese community?

MEGPAL3: Do any of your friends come from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community?

MEGPAL4: Do any of your friends come from the Irish Traveller community?

MEGPAL5: Do any of your friends come from the Portuguese community?

MEGPAL6: Do any of your friends come from the Eastern European community?

MEGPAL7: Do any of your friends come from the Filipino community?

MEGPAL8: Do any of your friends come from other minority ethinic communitie?

MEGWRK1: Are any of your colleagues from the Black (African, Caribbean) community?

MEGWRK2: Are any of your colleagues from the Chinese community?

MEGWRK3: Are any of your colleagues from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community?

MEGWRK4: Are any of your colleagues from the Irish Traveller community?

MEGWRK5: Are any of your colleagues from the Portuguese community?

MEGWRK6: Are any of your colleagues from the Eastern European community?

MEGWRK7: Are any of your colleagues from the Filipino community?

MEGWRK8: Are any of your colleagues from other minority ethnic communities?

MEGNGH1: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Black (African, Caribbean) community?

MEGNGH2: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Chinese community?

MEGNGH3: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community?

MEGNGH4: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Irish Traveller community?

MEGNGH5: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Portuguese community?

MEGNGH6: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Eastern European community?

MEGNGH7: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Filipino community?

MEGNGH8: Are any of your immediate neighbours from other minority ethnic communities?

MEGCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with people from the main minority ethnic communities?

UPREJMEG: Are you prejudiced against people of minority ethnic communities?

LIVWKEU1: Is the right to live and work in the EU welcome to you?

LIVWKEU2: Is the right for EU citizens to live and work in N Ireland welcome to you?

IMMREST: Should the UK put restrictions on immigration from the 8 countries joining the EU in 2004?

ASYLUMNI: Should asylum seekers be allowed to stay in N Ireland?

DETASYLM: Should asylum seekers be put in detention until their right to remain in the country has been decided?

MUSATT1: Is it unfair the way Muslims have been portrayed in the media since September 11th?

MUSATT2: Is it right to be suspicious of Muslims?

MUSATT3: Have Muslim leaders made a big effort to stop extremism within their communities?

MUSATT4: Is Islamic religious fanaticism to blame for the rise in terrorism in recent years?

MUSATT5: Is western intervention in the Middle East to blame for the rise in terrorism in recent years?

MUSATT6: Are Muslims always treating women as if they were inferior?

MUSATT7: Is Islam right in many of the criticisms it makes about the west?

MUSATT8: Are young Muslims alienated from our society?

MUSATT9: Do you admire the ancient religion of Islam?

MUSCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with someone from the Islamic faith?

INFOISLM: What is your main source of information on Islam and Muslims?

CMEGTALK: Do you feel comfortable talking to people of a minority ethnic group?

CMEGNGH: How comfortable would you be with a neighbour from a minority ethnic group?

CMEGDENT: How comfortable would you be with a dentist from a minority ethnic group?

JOKECCOL: Did you ever make jokes about others because of their colour or ethnic origin when you were a child?

JOKEACOL: Did you ever make jokes about others because of their colour or ethnic origin as an adult?

FNAMECOL: Have any of your friends called someone names because of their colour or ethnic origin?

UNAMECOL: Have you ever called someone names to their face because of their colour or ethnic origin?

NIMEC1: Are minority ethnic communities less respected in N Ireland than they once were?

NIMEC2: Do you know quite a bit about the culture of some minority ethnic communities living in N Ireland?

NIMEC3: Is the culture of Irish Travellers is more respected by people in N Ireland than it once was?

MECGOV: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as school governors?

MECPOL: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as politicians?

MECBUSNS: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as prominent business people?

MECFAITH: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as leaders within their churches or faith communities?

MECMEDIA: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as commentators in the media?

ORGMEC: Should organisations and leaders in public life encourage minority ethnic communities to participate in public life?

PUBLCMEC: Should minority ethnic communities be helped to participate in public life, even if it costs money?

WAYPLMEC: Best way for minority ethnic communities to participate in public life.

ATTFORGN: Attitude towards people from foreign countries.





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