Attitudes towards Minority Ethnic People

Questions on attitudes towards minority ethnic people were asked in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Questions on attitudes towards race and immigration were asked in 2002 within the Community Relations module.
Other relevant questions were also asked within the Community Relations module, Cross Community Contact and Attitudes to Minority Ethnic Groups modules of the Young Life and Times survey.

ARK Resources


  • Within Northern Ireland, the Race Relations (NI) Order 1997, as amended, follows closely the provisions of the 1976 Race Relations Act in Britain.
  • The mission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is to combat discrimination and promote equality of opportunity through advice, promotion and enforcement. Their remit includes race, and their website has a section on publications related to this topic.
  • Racial equality falls into the remit of The Executive Office in Northern Ireland. Racial Equality Strategy 2015-2025 establishes a framework for government departments (and others) to tackle racial inequalities, to eradicate racism and hate crime and along with Together: Building a United Community, to promote good race relations and social cohesion.
  • The Institute for Conflict Research specialises in working on issues related to conflict, human rights, social transformation and social justice, and many of its publications on minority ethnic groups.
  • The Euroidentities project used biographical methods to study the development of European identity. Coordinated at the Queens University, Belfast, the seven partner teams include large and small nations located both in the peripheries and the geographical core of Europe.


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