Year: 2007
Module:Poverty
Variable:THINKPOV

The UK government considers that people live in poverty if they donít have enough money to meet their basic needs. According to this definition, more than 100 thousand children in Northern Ireland currently live in poverty Ė this is equivalent to one in four children. Which of the following statements best describes what you think about the number of children living in poverty in Northern Ireland?

 

%

This is much higher than I thought72
This is a little higher than I thought17
This is about as many as I thought6
This is a little lower than I thought1
This is much lower than I thought0
Don't know4

 

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Results for men and women
 

%

 MaleFemale
This is much higher than i thought 72 71
This is a little higher than i thought 17 17
This is about as many as i thought 6 7
This is a little lower than i thought 2 1
This is much lower than i thought 0 0
Don't know 3 4

  

 

Results for people of different religions

 
%
 CatholicProtestantNo religion
This is much higher than i thought 69 74 72
This is a little higher than i thought 18 18 14
This is about as many as i thought 8 4 6
This is a little lower than i thought 1 0 3
This is much lower than i thought 0 0 0
Don't know 3 3 5

 

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