Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2007

Module: Public Services

This page lists the questions asked within the Public Services module in 2007. 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 Public Services can be found on the Public Services Resources pages. This module is part of a UK-wide study on Public Attitudes and Public Service Responsiveness.


NEEDHELP: Do you, or someone close to you, need regular help?

CARESAT: Satisfaction with services for people needing regular help looking after themselves.

EDSAT: Satisfaction with quality of education in Northern Ireland's publicly-funded schools?

NHSSAT2: Satisfaction with National Health Service.

SCHPRV: Support for private companies or businesses running publicly-funded schools.

SCHVOL: Support for charities running publicly-funded schools.

HOSPPRV: Support for private companies running NHS hospitals.

HOSPVOL: Support for charities running NHS hospitals.

CAREPRV: Support for private companies providing personal care for older people.

CAREVOL: Support for charities providing personal care for older people.

DOCTRUST: How much do you trust hospital doctors to put the needs of their patients above the interests of the hospital?

TEACHTRS: How much do you trust school teachers to put the needs of their pupils above the interests of the school?

SOCWTRST: How much do you trust social workers to put the needs of older people in need of personal care above the interests of the social services department?

CHOHOSP: How much choice should NHS patients have about which hospital to go to if they need treatment?

CHOHOSP2: In your area, how much choice do NHS patients have about which hospital to go to if they need treatment?

CHOTREAT: How much choice should NHS patients have about the kinds of treatment they receive?

CHOTREA2: In your area, how much choice do NHS patients have about the kinds of treatment they receive?

CHOCARE: How much choice should older people in need of personal care funded by the government have about who provides them with that care?

CHOCARE2: In your area, how much choice do older people in need of personal care funded by the government have about who provides them with that care?

CHTGHT: How much choice should parents of a child at a publicly-funded secondary or grammar school have about what their children learn at school?

CHTGHT2: In your area, how much choice do parents of a child at a publicly-funded secondary or grammar school have about what their children learn at school?

CHSCH: How much choice should parents of a secondary or grammar school child have about which publicly-funded school their child goes to?

CHSCH2: In your area, how much choice do parents of a secondary or grammar school child have about which publicly-funded school their child goes to?

SPECSCH: Support for some having schools that specialise in a particular subject, such as maths or music.

REGSCH: Support for having some schools that are linked to a particular religious denomination.

SCHAFFD: Should children go to a local school if their parents can't afford travel costs to their preferred school?

HOSPAFFD: Should a patient go to a local hospital if they can't afford the travel costs to their preferred hospital?

VOUCH: Support for a voucher for children's education.

INFOSCH: How useful are league tables based on secondary level school exam results?

INFODOC: How useful are league tables for surgeons based on number of patients who have died?

INSPECT: How effective are inspections at improving standards in public services?

GPVIS: Are you in favour of charging people for being visited by their GP at home?

MEALHOSP: Are you in favour of charging people for the cost of their meals while in hospital?

PRESCHG: Should people pay prescription charges?

MUSICLE: Are you in favour of charging parents for the cost of individual music lessons for their child?

TRIPMUS: Are you in favour of charging parents for the cost of a school trip to a local museum?

TUITION1: Should students or their families pay for university tuition?

HEFEEWHN: When should students or their families start paying towards the costs of their tuition?

PALIVE: Is one or both of your parents alive?

CONTPARS: How often do you see either/your parent?

FAMCARE2: Would or could you provide care for your parents?

CARECOS2: Who should pay for regular help for an older person?

NHSVIEW: Are you likely to express your views about the reorganisation of local hospital services?

NHSGLOB: How good or bad a service does the National Health Service provide?

NHSCASH: Given the amount of money it has, how good a service ought the NHS be able to provide?

EDGLOB: How good or bad an education do publicly-funded schools in N Ireland provide?

EDCASH: Given the amount of money they have, how good an education ought publicly-funded schools in N Ireland provide?

HSSTGLOB: How good a service do health and social services trusts provide for older people in need of personal care?

HSSTCASH: Given the amount of money they have, how good a service ought health and social services trusts provide for older people in need of personal care?

SCHLCLSE: Should shools that fail to attract enough pupils be closed and the teachers lose their jobs?

HOSPCLSE: Should hospitals that fail to attract enough patients should be closed and the doctors lose their jobs?

PARLEARN: Should parents help their children to learn rather than just rely on the school to teach them?

TEACHJOB: Is it teachersí job to ensure that children do well at school, not parentsí?

RESPHLTH: Do people need to take responsibility for their own health, and not rely on their doctor to tell them what to do?

PUBSLIS: How willing are public services like schools and hospitals to listen to complaints?

BUSLIS: How willing are private businesses like shops and banks are to listen to complaints?

NHSIMP: Priority for the NHS to achieve.

SCHIMP: Priority for school to achieve.

SELSCH: How should schools allocate over-subscribed places?

SELHOSP: How should hospitals allocate heart operations?

SECEDUC: Should all secondary-level schools provide the same kind of education?

NHSTREAT: Should the NHS meet the wishes of individual patients?

NHSOUTP2: In the last year, have you or a close family member or close friend been an out-patient in an NHS hospital?

NHSINP2: In the last year, have you or a close family member or close friend been an in-patient in an NHS hospital?

RUHAPPY: How happy are you on the whole?




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