Module: Attitudes towards Minority Ethnic People

This page lists the questions asked within the Attitudes to Minority Ethnic People module, and for which years. Clicking on the year printed after every question will bring you to the results for that year. Publications and further information on Attitudes towards Minority Ethnic People can be found on the Attitudes towards Minority Ethnic People page.

10 July 2008: We have found an irregularity in the data for the following questions in 2006: TRAVCOLL, TRAVRES, TRAVREL, EECOLL, EERES, EEREL, MEGCOLLA, MEGRESA, MEGRELA, MUSCOLL2, MUSRES2, MUSREL2. We are currently looking into this problem. Please check this page again later for an update.

Unfortunately, the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey did not run in 2011, as we were unable to confirm the full package of funding required in time to allow fieldwork to take place

RACE2: To which of these groups do you consider you belong? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

RACE1: Which group do you belong to? 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 (asked as part of the Community Relations module)

NINATID2: What nationality are you? (British, Irish, British and Irish, Other) 2005 2006

NINATID: Do you think of yourself as British/Irish/Ulster/Northern Irish? 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 (asked as part of the Community Relations module)

RACPREJ: Is there prejudice against minority ethnic communities in N Ireland? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

RACPREJM: Is there more racial prejudice in N Ireland than 5 years ago? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

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? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014
2015

RACPRGRP: Which minority ethnic community is there most prejudice against? 2005

RACPRG2: Which minority ethnic community is there most prejudice against? 2006 2007 (Slightly different response codes than to RACPRGP)

RACPRG3: Which minority ethnic community is there most prejudice against? 2008 2009 2010 Slightly different response codes than to RACPRGP and RACPRG2)

RACOWNKD: In relation to colour and ethnicity, do you prefer to stick with people of your own kind? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015

RACCOMP: Do you prefer the company of people from the same ethnic background as the one you were brought up in? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

RACLAWS: Did you know that there are laws to prevent racial discrimination in employment, education and in access to goods, facilities and services? 2005

RACDUTY: Did you know that public bodies must try to ensure that different racial groups have equal opportunities? 2005

RACGDREL: Did you know that public bodies must try to ensure that good relations are maintained between people of different racial groups? 2005

RACNEEDS: How important is it to you that public bodies take into account the needs of minority ethnic communities? 2005

RACNEEDS2: How important is it to you that public bodies take into account the needs of minority ethnic communities? (Note: asked on self-completion from 2014) 2014 2015 2016

RACVIOLW: Did you know anyone who commits an assault with a racial element can get a more severe sentence? 2005

RACASPUN: Should someone who commits a racist assault be more severely punished than someone who commits an ordinary assault? 2005

YRACPUN: Why should someone commiting a racially-motivated assault be punished more severely? 2005

YRACNPUN: Why should someone commiting a racially-motivated assault not be punished more severely? 2005

RACATKPN: Do you know anyone who has been the victim of racist harassment or assault? 2005 2014

RACATKNG: Has anyone in your neighbourhood been the victim of racist harassment or assault? 2005 2014

TRAVTOUR: Would you accept Irish Travellers as tourists visiting Northern Ireland? 2005 2006

TRAVCITZ: Would you accept Irish Travellers as citizens of N Ireland who have come to live and work? 2005

TRAVRNI: Would you accept Irish Travellers as a resident of Northern Ireland living and working here? 2006

TRAVRES: Would you accept Irish Travellers as residents in your local area? 2005 2006

TRAVRES2: Would you accept Irish Travellers living in a house as a resident in your local area? 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

TRAVCOLL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a colleague? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

TRAVPAL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a close friend? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

TRAVREL: Would you accept an Irish Traveller as a relative by marriage? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGTOUR: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as tourists in N Ireland? 2005

MEGCITZ: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as citizens of N Ireland? 2005

MEGRES: Would you accept people from other minority ethnic groups as as residents in your local area? 2005

MEGCOLL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a colleague? 2005

MEGPAL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a close friend? 2005

MEGREL: Would you accept someone from other minority ethnic groups as a relative by marriage? 2005MEGTOURA: Would you accept people from other ethnic groups as tourists in N Ireland? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGRNIA: Would you accept people from other ethnic groups as a resident of Northern Ireland living and working here? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGRESA: Would you accept people from other thnic groups as as residents in your local area? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGCOLLA: Would you accept someone from other ethnic groups as a colleague? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGPALA: Would you accept someone from other ethnic groups as a close friend? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGRELA: Would you accept someone from otherethnic groups as a relative by marriage? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EETOUR: Would you accept an Eastern European as a tourist visiting Northern Ireland? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EERNI: Would you accept an Eastern European as a resident of Northern Ireland living and working here? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EERES: Would you accept an Eastern European as a resident in your local area? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EECOLL: Would you accept an Eastern European as a colleague? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EEPAL: Would you accept an Eastern European as a close friend? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

EEREL: Would you accept an Eastern European as a relative by marriage? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSTOUR2: Would you accept Muslims as a tourist visiting Northern Ireland? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSRNI2: Would you accept a Muslim as a resident of Northern Ireland living and working here? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSRES2: Would you accept a Muslims as a resident in your local area? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSCOLL2: Would you accept a Muslim as a colleague? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSPAL2: Would you accept a Muslim as a close friend? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MUSREL2: Would you accept a Muslim as a relative by marriage? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL1: Do any of your friends come from the Black (African, Caribbean) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL2: Do any of your friends come from the Chinese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL3: Do any of your friends come from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL4: Do any of your friends come from the Irish Traveller community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL5: Do any of your friends come from the Portuguese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL6: Do any of your friends come from the Eastern European community? 2005

MEGPAL11: Do any of your friends come from the Polish community/background? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL12: Do any of your friends come from other Eastern European communities/backgrounds? 2006 2007

MEGPAL13: Do any of your friends come from a Bulgarian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL14: Do any of your friends come from a Romanian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL15: Do any of your friends come from another Eastern European background? 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL7: Do any of your friends come from the Filipino community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGPAL8: Do any of your friends come from other minority ethinic communities/backgrounds? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016

MEGWRK1: Are any of your colleagues from the Black (African, Caribbean) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK2: Are any of your colleagues from the Chinese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK3: Are any of your colleagues from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK4: Are any of your colleagues from the Irish Traveller community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK5: Are any of your colleagues from the Portuguese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK6: Are any of your colleagues from Eastern European community/background? 2005

MEGWRK11: Do any of your colleagues come from the Polish community/background? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK12: Do any of your colleagues come from other Eastern European communities/backgrounds? 2006 2007

MEGWRK13: Do any of your colleagues come from a Bulgarian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK14: Do any of your colleagues come from a Romanian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK15: Do any of your colleagues come from another Eastern European background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK7: Are any of your colleagues from the Filipino community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGWRK8: Are any of your colleagues from other minority ethnic communities/backgrounds? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH1: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Black (African, Caribbean) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH2: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Chinese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH3: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi) community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH4: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Irish Traveller community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH5: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Portuguese community/background? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH6: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Eastern European community/background? 2005

MEGNGH11: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Polish community/background? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH12: Are any of your immediate neighbours from another Eastern European communities/backgrounds? 2006 2007

MEGNGH13: Are any of your immediate neighbours from a Bulgarian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH14: Are any of your immediate neighbours from a Romanian background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH15: Are any of your immediate neighbours from an other Eastern European background? 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH7: Are any of your immediate neighbours from the Filipino community/background? 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGNGH8: Are any of your immediate neighbours from other minority ethnic communities/backgrounds? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

MEGCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with people from the main minority ethnic communities? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010

MEGCONTT: Type of contact with people from the main minority ethnic communities? 2007 2008 2009 2010

ITCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with Irish Travellers? 2012 2013 2014 2015

EECONT: How often do you come into direct contact with Eastern Europeans? 2012 2013 2014 2015

OMEGCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with other minority ethnic groups, for example, Chinese or Asian? 2012 2013 2014 2015

MUSCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with Muslims? 2012 2013 2014 2015

MEGCONT2: Type of contact with group you have most contact with. 2012 2013 2014 2015

UPREJMEG: Are you prejudiced against people of minority ethnic communities? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

PREJACT: Are your interactions with people from minority ethnic groups affected by how you feel? 2006

PREJACT2: Can you avoid displaying prejdiced behaviour towards minority ethnic people? 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

PREJCHGD: Has your opinion of minority ethnic people changed over the last year? 2007 2008 2009 2010

LIVWKEU1: Is the right to live and work in the EU welcome to you? 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2016 (asked as part of the Europe module in 2002)

LIVWKEU2: Is the right for EU citizens to live and work in N Ireland welcome to you? 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2016 (asked as part of the Europe module in 2002)

IMMREST: Should the UK put restrictions on immigration from the 8 countries joining the EU in 2004? 2005 2006

IMMREST2: Should the UK put restrictions on immigration from Bulgaria and Romania? 2006

ASYLUMNI: Should asylum seekers be allowed to stay in N Ireland? 2005

DETASYLM: Should asylum seekers be put in detention until their right to remain in the country has been decided? 2005

MUSATT1: Is it unfair the way Muslims have been portrayed in the media since September 11th?
2005

MUSATT2: Is it right to be suspicious of Muslims? 2005

MUSATT3: Have Muslim leaders made a big effort to stop extremism within their communities? 2005

MUSATT4: Is Islamic religious fanaticism to blame for the rise in terrorism in recent years? 2005

MUSATT5: Is western intervention in the Middle East to blame for the rise in terrorism in recent years? 2005

MUSATT6: Are Muslims always treating women as if they were inferior? 2005

MUSATT7: Is Islam right in many of the criticisms it makes about the west? 2005

MUSATT8: Are young Muslims alienated from our society? 2005

MUSATT9: Do you admire the ancient religion of Islam? 2005

MUSCONT: How often do you come into direct contact with someone from the Islamic faith? 2005

INFOISLM: What is your main source of information on Islam and Muslims? 2005

CMEGTALK: Do you feel comfortable talking to people of a minority ethnic group? 2005 2006 2007

CMEGNGH: How comfortable would you be with a neighbour from a minority ethnic group? 2005

CMEGNGH2: How comfortable would you be with a neighbour from a minority ethnic group? 2006 2007

CMEGDENT: How comfortable would you be with a dentist from a minority ethnic group? 2005 2006 2007

CMEGNURS: How comfortable would you be with a nurse from a minority ethnic group? 2006 2007 (Not asked if respondent is from a minority ethnic group)

CMEGNUR2: How comfortable would you be with a nurse from a minority ethnic group? 2008 (Asked of all respondents)

MIGWNGH: How comfortable would you feel with Eastern European neighbours? 2006 2007 2008

MIGWDENT: How comfortable would you feel with an Eastern European dentist? 2006 2007 2008

MIGWNURS: How comfortable would you feel with an Eastern European nurse? 2006 2007 2008

JOKECCOL: Did you ever make jokes about others because of their colour or ethnic origin when you were a child? 2005 2015

JOKEACOL: Did you ever make jokes about others because of their colour or ethnic origin as an adult? 2005 2015

FNAMECOL: Have any of your friends called someone names because of their colour or ethnic origin? 2005 2006 2015

AVOIDMEG: Have you ever deliberately avoided contact with someone from a minority ethnic group or different country to your own? 2015

CLDAVOID: Have you ever made your child avoid contact with a child from a minority ethnic group or different country to your own? 2015

DROGIT: Have you ever used slang or derogatory names to refer to Irish Travellers? 2015

TOLDOFF: Have you ever told somebody else off for saying or doing something racist? 2015

NTSTOPPED: Have you ever seen or heard someone being racist and not done anything? 2015

NIMEC1: Are minority ethnic communities less respected in N Ireland than they once were? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015

NIMEC2: Do you know quite a bit about the culture of some minority ethnic communities living in N Ireland? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015

NIMEC3: Is the culture of Irish Travellers is more respected by people in N Ireland than it once was? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECGOV: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as school governors? 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECGOV2: How much should minority ethnic communities participate as school governors? 2006 2013

MECPOL: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as politicians? 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECPOL2: How much should minority ethnic communities participate as politicians? 2006 2013

MECBUSNS: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as prominent business people? 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECBUS2: How much should minority ethnic communities participate as prominent business people? 2006 2013

MECFAITH: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as leaders within their churches or faith communities? 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECFTH2: How much should minority ethnic communities participate as leaders within their churches or faith communities? 2006 2013

MECMEDIA: How much do minority ethnic communities participate as commentators in the media? 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

MECMED2: How much should minority ethnic communities participate as commentators in the media? 2006 2013

ORGMEC: Should organisations and leaders in public life encourage minority ethnic communities to participate in public life? 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

PUBLCMEC: Should minority ethnic communities be helped to participate in public life, even if it costs money? 2005 2006

WAYPLMEC: Best way for minority ethnic communities to participate in public life. 2005 2006

ATTFORGN: Attitude towards people from foreign countries. 2005

UMINETH: Do you consider yourself to be a member of a minority ethnic community? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2015

MIGWRK1: Are migrant workers good for Northern Irelandís economy? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK2: Do migrant workers take jobs away from people who were born in Northern Ireland? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK3: Do migrant workers take up jobs that Northern Ireland workers donít want? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK4: Do employers take on migrant workers because they work for lower wages than local workers? 2006

MIGWRK5: Is it good for N Ireland that migrant workers work as doctors and nurses when there is a shortage of medical staff? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK6: Does migrant workers moving into N Ireland mean that there is a shortage of local housing? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK7: Do migrant workers make Northern Ireland open to new ideas and cultures? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK8: Does the number of migrant workers coming into N Ireland put a strain on the Health Service? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK9: Do the needs of migrant workersí children put a strain on schools? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK10: Do migrant workers come to Northern Ireland just to get social security benefits? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

MIGWRK11: Are peopleís perceptions of migrant workers tainted by the media? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2013 2016

UMWORKER: Do you consider yourself to be a migrant worker? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012

SCHLMEC: Should schools teach the background and culture of people from minority ethnic communities? 2007 2008

MIL10YRS: How good or bad you think the settlement of migrants in the last ten years has been for N Ireland? 2012

MIECONO: Is it bad or good for N Irelandís economy that migrants come from other countries? 2012

MICULTUR: Is N Irelandís cultural life undermined or enriched by migrants coming to live here from other countries? 2012

MRIGHT1: Do migrants from Eastern European countries in the EU like Poland have a legal right to come to N Ireland and work? 2012

MRIGHT2: Do migrants from Commonwealth countries like India and Pakistan have a legal right to come to N Ireland and work? 2012

MISETTLE: Where should migrants to UK be allowed to settle? 2012

ASASTAY: Should asylum seekers who have suffered persecution in their own country be able to stay in the UK? 2012

ASWORK1: Should asylum seekers be able to work in the UK while their cases are considered? (long version of question) 2012

ASWORK2: Should asylum seekers be able to work in the UK while their cases are considered? (short version of question) 2012

ASDETCEN: Should asylum seekers be held in detention centres? 2012

ASAPPLIC: Compared with other European countries of a similar size, how many applications from asylum seekers do you think the UK receives? 2012

LETIN: Do you think the number of immigrants to Northern Ireland nowadays should be changed? 2012 2013 2014 2016

SYRIAREF: Should people from Syria be allowed to come to Northern Ireland? 2015

FACACCES: Should more be done to make sure that services and facilities like schools and libraries are accessible to people from minority ethnic communities? 2013 2014 2015

MECCOACH: How would you feel if you or your children or your grandchildren's sports team was being coached by someone from a minority ethnic community? 2013 2014

FEELMEG: How favourable do you feel about people from a different ethnic group to yourself? (Asked in Community Relations module) 2014

EMCRICH: Does the culture and traditions of people from different minority ethnic groups add to the richness and diversity of Northern Ireland society? (Asked in Community Relations module) 2013 2014 2015 2016

 

(Other questions on race and immigration were asked in the Community Relations module in 2002)

 

 

Maintained by Paula Devine

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