on Community Relations were asked in 1998,
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Questions on respect were asked in 2016.
Further questions on identity were asked in the Identity module
Questions were also asked of 12-17 year olds in the Young
Life and Times Survey in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and of 16 year
olds in 2003,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Questions on Shared Education were asked of 10/11 year olds in
the Kids' Life and Times survey in 2012 and 2015.
- Bonfires, flags, identity and cultural traditions (Research Update 119) by Gillian Robinson and Paula Devine is based on data from the 2016 Life and Times Survey
- A tale of two cities? Community relations in Northern Ireland (Research Update 100) by Máire Braniff, is based on data from the 2015 Life and Times survey.
- Mixed messages: community relations in 2014 (Research Update 105) by Duncan Morrow, explores the findings of the 2014 Life and Times survey.
report on attitudes to community relations (ARK Occasional
Paper) by Paula Devine, is based on data from the 2012 Life
and Times survey.
and Safe? An update on Good Relations policy and public attitudes
(Research Update 90) by Paula Devine explores data from the
2012 Life and Times survey.
- The Long
View of Community Relations in Northern Ireland: 1989-2012,
is a project which analysed data from the 1989-1996 Northern
Ireland Social Attitudes survey and the 1989-2012 Northern Ireland
LIfe and Times Survey. Two publications by Duncan Morrow, Gillian
Robinson and Lizanne Dowds are available: a
research report, and a research
the mix (Research Update 83) by Paula Devine, explores
cross-community contact using data from the 2012 Young Life
and Times Survey.
Education: Views of Children and Young People (Research
Update 82) by Katrina Lloyd is based on data from the 2012 Young
Life and Times Survey and the 2012 Kids' Life and Times Survey.
Relations, Equality and Diversity in Education (ARK
Occasional Paper), by Paula Devine, uses data from the 2012
Young LIfe and Times Survey.
more 'us and them' for 16 year olds? (Research Update
79) by Paula Devine and Gillian Robinson, explores the attitudes
of 16 years using data from the 2011 Young Life and Times Survey.
Age of Change?: community relations in Northern Ireland
(Research Update 72) by Paula Devine, Gráinne Kelly and
Gillian Robinson, uses attitudinal data from 1989 to 2009.
gross divisions: national and religious identity combinations
(Research Update 58) by Orla Muldoon, Niamh McNamara, Paula
Devine and Karen Trew, uses data from the Identity
module in the 2007 Life and Times Survey.
Schemes: Participation, motivation, mandate. Final Project Report,
by Dirk Schubotz and Claire McCartan with Aaron McDaid, Bróna
McIntyre, Felicity McKee, Maria McManus, Sinead O’Kelly, Ashleigh
Roberts and Laura Whinnery
Schemes: Participation, motivation, mandate (Research
Update 55) by Dirk Schubotz and Claire McCartan with Aaron McDaid,
Bróna McIntyre, Felicity McKee, Maria McManus, Sinead O’Kelly,
Ashleigh Roberts and Laura Whinnery
Mixing – Bridging the Gap? Catholic-Protestant Relationships
in Northern Ireland
(Research Update 54) by Katrina Lloyd and Gillian Robinson,
uses data from the 1998-2005 Life and Times Surveys.
community integration and mixing: does it make a difference?
(Research Update 43) by Dirk Schubotz and Gillian Robinson,
uses data from the Young Life and Times Survey.
Search of the Middle Ground: Integrated Education and Northern
(Research Update 42) by Bernadette C Hayes, Ian McAllister and
Lizanne Dowds, uses data from the 1998-2003 Life and Times Survey,
as well as 1998
Now? (Research Update 34) by Dirk Schubotz and Paula
Devine, is based on data from the 2004 Young
Life and Times survey
and Them? (Research Update 28) by Paula Devine and Dirk
Schubotz, is based on data from the 2003
Young Life and Times survey
Relations in Northern Ireland: The Long View, by Joanne
Hughes, Caitlin Donnelly, Gillian Robinson and Lizanne Dowds,
Occasional Paper 2, March 2003
Years of Social Attitudes to Community Relations in Northern
Ireland, by Joanne Hughes and Caitlin Donnelly, Occasional
Paper 1, August 2001
Activity and Interaction in Northern Ireland (Research
Update 10) by Brendan Murtagh
or Segregate? Ten Years of Social Attitudes to Community Relations
in Northern Ireland (Research Update 9) by Joanne Hughes
and Caitlin Donnelly
- Learn about
the history of Community Relations work in Northern Ireland
in the CAIN web site's section on Community
Relations Work in Northern Ireland.
- Read recommendations
for the future in
Improving Community Relations by Hugh Frazer and
Marriage in Northern Ireland, by Gillian Robinson, reports
on a study involving 79 interviews undertaken in 1992.
- CAIN provides
information on the Northern
Ireland Social Attitudes Survey, including the full text
of book chapters which used results from the Community Relations
module. The most recent of these is Community
Relations in Northern Ireland: Attitudes to Contact and Integration
by Joanne Hughes and Paul Carmichael.
- An Introduction
to Symbols used in Northern Ireland can be found on CAIN.
- The Online
Research Bank (ORB) Social
Policy database contains a bibliography of key research
documents focused on social policy in Northern Ireland. Users
can search the database using the subject 'community relations'.
- The Qualitative
Archive on the Conflict has collated information about qualitative
material covering the 35 year span of 'the Troubles' in NI into
a single catalogue.
Together: Building a United Community Strategy, published
on May 23 2013, reflects the Northern Ireland Executive’s commitment
to improving community relations and continuing the journey
towards a more united and shared society.
- The Shared
Future site provides background documents and conference
reports relating to the 2005 Policy and Strategic Framework
for Good Relations in Northern Ireland.
- Good Relations and Social Change is part of the remit of The Executive Office.
- Data from
the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey form part of the
Relations Indicators published by The Executive Office.
- The Community
Relations Council was set up to promote better community relations
between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland and, equally,
to promote recognition of cultural diversity. Visit their web
site for details of their services and information.
- The 2012
to Peacewalls project explored public awareness of and attitudes
towards peace walls, to
feed into public debate and policy making.
The following report uses data from the Life and Times Community