Political Trust

Index to tables on this page

  1. % who trust British governments to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'just about always' or 'most of the time'
  2. % who trust British governments to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'rarely' or 'never'
  3. % who trust a Stormont government to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'just about always' or 'most of the time'
  4. % who trust a Stormont government to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'rarely' or 'never'
  5. % who trust an Irish government to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'just about always' or 'most of the time'
  6. % who trust an Irish government to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'rarely' or 'never'
  7. % who trust a Northern Ireland Assembly to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'just about always' or 'most of the time'
  8. % who trust a Northern Ireland Assembly to act in the best interests of N Ireland 'almost never'
  9. % who have 'a great deal' or 'quite a lot' of interest in politics


Variable: GOVINTNI

Question: Under direct rule from Britain, as now, how much do you generally trust British governments of any party to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'just about always' or 'most of the time'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003
2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
24
-
31
27
20
23
14
-
-
-
-
28
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
26
-
33
24
25
24
18
-
-
-
-
31
-
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
19
-
26
24
20
18
9
-
-
-
-
26
-
22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
15
-
27
26
20
23
18
-
-
-
-
26
-
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
26
-
34
21
21
24
18
-
-
-
-
31
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
30
-
41
34
29
28
20
-
-
-
-
33
-
28
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
33
-
40
29
26
25
18
-
-
-
-
24
-
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
15
-
22
20
17
22
14
-
-
-
-
37
-
29
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
21
-
25
24
20
22
14
-
-
-
-
28
-
26
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
25
-
32
26
22
23
16
-
-
-
-
30
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: GOVINTNI

Question: Under direct rule from Britain, as now, how much do you generally trust British governments of any party to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'rarely' or never'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003
2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

  Percentages %
Male
34
-
26
31
40
34
46
-
-
-
-
26
-
26
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
28
-
17
29
29
23
35
-
-
-
-
24
-
22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
38
-
26
32
39
32
45
-
-
-
-
21
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
25
-
19
35
35
30
39
-
-
-
-
31
-
26
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
30
-
21
32
38
30
37
-
-
-
-
26
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
28
-
17
20
25
26
41
-
-
-
-
23
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
24
-
13
22
30
26
32
-
-
-
-
32
-
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
39
-
32
42
42
31
48
-
-
-
-
18
-
22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
31
-
31
32
35
41
50
-
-
-
-
21
-
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
31
-
21
30
35
30
40
-
-
-
-
25
-
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: STRINTNI

Question: If there was self-rule, how much do you think you would generally trust a Stormont government to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'just about always' or 'most of the time'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
44
-
54
54
50
52
38
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
48
-
55
50
44
48
37
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
33
-
48
46
42
43
29
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
48
-
54
52
43
45
30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
50
-
58
55
46
52
47
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
54
-
54
53
57
58
39
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
67
-
72
64
64
63
53
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
20
-
30
31
24
31
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
36
-
42
44
41
50
29
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
46
-
55
52
47
50
37
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: STRINTNI

Question: If there was self-rule, how much do you think you would generally trust a Stormont government to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'rarely' or never'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
24
-
23
17
21
21
32
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
18
-
11
19
19
16
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
34
-
20
20
22
24
29
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
19
-
15
20
24
18
28
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
15
-
13
17
20
17
25
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
15
-
16
15
14
13
32
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
6
-
4
8
8
8
13
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
39
-
33
35
39
30
48
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
29
-
26
22
17
24
27
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
21
-
16
18
20
18
28
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: IREINTNI

Question: And if there was a united Ireland, how much do you think you would generally trust an Irish government to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'just about always' or 'most of the time'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
21
-
28
19
23
30
19
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
17
-
23
20
20
26
22
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
21
-
30
24
25
30
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
19
-
20
24
19
32
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
21
-
25
18
21
26
24
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
14
-
25
14
20
22
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
10
-
15
11
12
16
12
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
36
-
45
37
38
45
32
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
9
-
15
17
14
22
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
19
-
25
20
21
28
21
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: IREINTNI

Question: And if there was a united Ireland, how much do you think you would generally trust an Irish government to act in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

% saying 'rarely' or never'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
44
-
40
46
42
36
40
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
43
-
39
40
39
34
34
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
42
-
36
42
37
33
35
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
36
-
40
33
42
34
33
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
39
-
38
46
41
33
34
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
51
-
43
47
43
41
45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
57
-
55
56
56
51
51
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
19
-
13
19
17
11
20
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
47
-
48
46
43
41
29
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
42
-
39
43
41
35
37
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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Variable: NIAINTNI

Question: How much do you trust a Northern Ireland Assembly to work in Northern Irelandís best interests?

% saying 'just about always' or 'most of the time'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
51
-
50
-
-
-
-
60
-
-
-
-
Female
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
46
-
39
-
-
-
-
60
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
39
-
38
-
-
-
-
50
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
42
-
42
-
-
-
-
62
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
53
-
47
-
-
-
-
62
-
-
-
-
60+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
52
-
49
-
-
-
-
64
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40
-
37
-
-
-
-
58
-
-
-
-
Catholic
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
59
-
54
-
-
-
-
64
-
-
-
-
No Religion
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
44
-
45
-
-
-
-
53
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
46
-
46
-
-
-
-
60
-
-
-
-

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Variable: NIAINTNI

Question: How much do you trust a Northern Ireland Assembly to work in Northern Irelandís best interests?

% saying 'almost never'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
15
-
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
-
Female
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
-
16
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
17
-
-
-
-
9
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
17
-
16
-
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
-
14
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
60+
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
-
15
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
20
-
19
-
-
-
-
7
-
-
-
-
Catholic
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
-
10
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-
No Religion
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
-
15
-
-
-
-
19
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
14
-
-
-
-
8
-
-
-
-

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Variable: POLITICS

Question: How much interest do you generally have in what is going on in politics?

% saying 'a great deal' or 'quite a lot'

 

1989

1990

1991

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1998a

1999

2000
2001
2002
2003 2003a 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

2012

 
Percentages %
Male
-
-
-
-
28
31
-
43
36
-
-
-
-
-
30
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Female
-
-
-
-
20
16
-
25
20
-
-
-
-
-
14
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 - 30
-
-
-
-
16
15
-
26
23
-
-
-
-
-
15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
31 - 39
-
-
-
-
22
19
-
35
29
-
-
-
-
-
19
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
40 - 59
-
-
-
-
28
28
-
38
28
-
-
-
-
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
60+
-
-
-
-
28
26
-
35
29
-
-
-
-
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Protestant
-
-
-
-
26
23
-
33
26
-
-
-
-
-
23
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Catholic
-
-
-
-
21
21
-
36
29
-
-
-
-
-
19
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
No Religion
-
-
-
-
24
26
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34
34
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25
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23
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34
27
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21
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