raw data for each year of the survey are available as SPSS portable files. In
order to save space and time, you can down download these files in zip format.
After downloading the file, you will need to unzip it using suitable software,
for example, WINZIP.
download a file, click on the link with the right hand mouse button (PC users
only), which will allow you to save the file to disk. For example, Netscape users
should select the 'Save Link As ...' option.
technical notes are also available in
format, and should be used along with the SPSS files.
All work that uses
or refers to the Young Life and Times Survey should acknowledge it using
the appropriate bibliographic citation. To view the citation for each
year, please click on the word 'citation' below.
A new teaching dataset has been created, which
collates data from 10 years of Young Life and Times. This has been specifically
developed, designed to be used on courses teaching quantitative statistical
analysis in the social sciences.
is a freely available resource for anyone interested in attitudes of young people
in Northern Ireland. There is no charge to use the statistics or data available
on this website. However, we are always interested in how the findings are used,
and so would be very grateful if you would let us know how you have used them.
In particular, copies or links to reports or articles are very welcome. Our contact
details are available in the Helpline