Young Life and Times Survey

Community Relations (2003 onwards)

Listed below are the questions asked in the Community Relations module and the years in which they were asked. If you want to see how young people actually answered the questions in a particular year, you can click on the year beside every question.

Publications and further information on Community Relations can be found on the Community Relations Resources page.

  • IMPACT: What was the most important influence on your views about the other main religious community? 2003 2004 2005 2007 2011 2012
  • IMPACT2: Did your views influence how your parents feel about the other main religious community? 2012
  • OMARRRLG: Would most people mind if a close relative were to marry someone of a different religion? 2003 2004 2005 2006
  • SMARRRLG: Would you mind if a close relative were to marry someone of a different religion? 2003 2004 2005 2006
  • OMARRCH: Would most people mind if a close relative were to marry a person from the Chinese community? 2003
  • SMARRCH: Would you mind if a close relative were to marry a person from the Chinese community? 2003
  • OMARRETH: Would most people mind if a close relative were to marry someone of a different race or ethnic origin 2004 2004 2005 2006 2008
  • SMARRETH: Would you mind if a close relative were to marry someone of a different race or ethnic origin 2004 2005 2006 2008
  • PCENTMEC: What percentage of people living in Northern Ireland are from a minority ethnic community? 2004 2005 2008 2011
  • FEELMEC: How favourably do you feel about people from minority ethnic communities? 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • RACOWNKD: In relation to colour and ethnicity, do you prefer to stick to people of my own kind? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013
  • REPMURAL: Have you felt intimidated or threatened by republican murals, kerb painting or flags? 2003 2004 2013 2015 2016
  • MORRFLAG: Are there more Republican murals and flags now than five years ago? 2013
  • LOYMURAL: Have you felt intimidated or threatened by loyalist murals, kerb painting or flags? 2003 2004 2013 2015 2016
  • MORLFLAG: Are there more Loyalist murals and flags now than five years ago? 2013
  • FLAGSUPP: To what extent do you support the flying of flags on special dates for particular celebrations? 2013
  • FLAGDOWN: Would you like flags to be removed from lampposts straightaway? 2013
  • FSTRIP: Have you felt intimidated or threatened because people were wearing certain football strips Ė for example, Rangers or Celtic? 2003 2004
  • RLRELAGO: Are relations between Protestants and Catholics better now than 5 years ago? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • RLRELFUT: Will relations between Protestants and Catholics be better in 5 years time? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • RELGALWY: Will religion always make a difference to the way people feel about each other? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • MXRLGNGH: Would you prefer to live in neighbourhood with people of only your own religion? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • MXRLGWRK: Would you prefer a workplace with people of only your own religion? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • OWNMXSCH: Would you prefer a school with children of only your own religion? 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • THREATPG: Have you ever been threatened by a paramilitary group? 2004
  • MOVEINT: Have you ever had to move house because of intimidation? 2004
  • BEATPG: Have you ever been the victim of a paramilitary beating? 2004
  • HOMEBOMB: Has your home ever been damaged by a bomb? 2004
  • INJSECT: Have you ever been injured due to a sectarian incident? 2004
  • FAMINT: Has a family member of friend had to move house because of intimidation? 2004
  • FAMBOMB: Has a member of your family's or a close friend's home ever been damaged by a bomb? 2004
  • FAMSECT: Has a family member or friend been injured due to a sectarian incident? 2004
  • FAMTHRET: Has a family or friend been threatened by paramilitaries? 2004
  • FAMBEAT: Has a family member or friend been injured in a paramilitary beating? 2004
  • CCSTATE1: Would relations between different religions be better if more cross-community projects were formed? 2007 2012
  • CSTATE2: Can cross-community events feel awkward because you are expected to get on with people you don't know? 2007 2012
  • CCSTATE3: Is sectarian hatred in N. Ireland now being directed towards minority ethnic communities? 2007 2008
  • CCSTATE4: Would most people like to have more friends of a different religion, but don't have the opportunity? 2007 2012
  • CCSTATE5: Will no amount of money-grabbing cross community projects will unite the two sides as people will find something else to stir up trouble? 2007
  • CCSTATE6: Would you like to have more friends of a different religion, but donít have the opportunity? 2012
  • CCSTATE7: Are there facilities in your area where you can meet with people of a different religion? 2012
  • CCSTATE8: Would you like to take part in a cross-community project, but there are none in your local area? 2012
  • YPCR2GTH: Can young people make a contribution in bringing the two communities together? 2013 2014
  • YPCONTCR: Are young people already making a big contribution to bringing the two communities together? 2013 2014
  • COMMNGH: Is there a strong sense of community among people living around here? 2012
  • FEELCOMM: And do you personally feel a sense of belonging to the local community? 2012
  • BELONGNG: Do you feel a sense of belonging to this neighbourhood? 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • INFLHERE: Do you have any influence when it comes to any of the local decisions made around here? 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • BELONGNI: Do you feel a sense of belonging to Northern Ireland? 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • INFLUNI: Do you feel you have any influence in decisions about what happens in Northern Ireland? 2013 2014 2015 2016
  • SHLEIS: Are leisure centres here shared and open to both Protestants and Catholics? 2012 2013 2015 2016
  • SHPARK: Are parks here shared and open to both Protestants and Catholics? 2012 2013 2015 2016
  • SHLIB: Are libraries here shared and open to both Protestants and Catholics? 2012 2013 2015 2016
  • SHPUBS: Are pubs here shared and open to both Protestants and Catholics? 2012
  • SHSHOP: Do you feel that shopping centres in this area are 'shared and open'? 2013 2015 2016
  • SAFEGAA: How safe would you feel going to an event in a GAA club? 2012 2015 2016
  • SAFEOH: How safe would you feel going to an event in an Orange Hall? 2012 2015 2016
  • SAFECSCH: How safe would you feel going to an event in a Catholic secondary school? 2012 2015 2016
  • SAFEPSCH: How safe would you feel going to an event in a Protestant secondary school? 2012 2015 2016
  • RIOTNGH: Have there been any riots or sectarian troubles in this neighbourhood in the last twelve months? 2012 2013
  • WHYRIOT: What is the main reason that some people in Northern Ireland get involved in rioting or sectarian trouble? 2012 2013
  • RSNI: In general, how much would you agree or disagree that Northern Ireland is a place where people respect each other? 2016
  • RSCOURT: In your day to day life, how often are you treated withy less courtesy than other people? 2016
  • RSLESS: In your day to day life, how often are you treated withy less respect than other people? 2016
  • RSSERV: In your day to day life, how often do you receive poorer service than other people in restaurants or shops? 2016
  • RSSMART: In your day to day life, how often do people act as if they think you are not smart? 2016
  • RSAFRAID: In your day to day life, how often do people act as if they are afraid of you? 2016
  • RSDISHON: In your day to day life, how often do people act as if they think you are dishonest? 2016
  • RSBETT: In your day to day life, how often do people act as if they are better than you? 2016
  • RSNAMES: In your day to day life, how often are you called names or insulted? 2016
  • RSTHREAT: In your day to day life, how often are you threatened or harassed? 2016
  • RSGOVT: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: It is up to the Government to ensure that everyone feels respected 2016
  • RSEARN: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: Respect has to be earned 2016
  • RSDESERV: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: I only respect those who deserve it 2016
  • RSNIMP: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: Respect isn't very important to me 2016
  • RSRELIG: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: In general, I respect others no matter what their religion 2016
  • RSPOLIT: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: In general, I respect others no matter what their political opinion 2016
  • RSRACE: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: In general, I respect others no matter what their race 2016
  • RSSEX: How much do you agree or disagree with the statement: In general, I respect others no matter what their sexual orientation 2016
  • COMMENTS: Is there anything else you would like to say about community relations in Northern Ireland? 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

The Minority Ethnic Groups module includes questions on migrant workers and minority ethnic groups.

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