What is the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey?
The Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey was launched in 1998 and puts on record the attitudes, values and beliefs of the people in Northern Ireland on a wide range of social policy issues.
Life and Times has its roots in the Northern Ireland Social Attitudes Survey, which ran from 1989 to 1996.
The range of topics varies from year to year, as do the organisations which fund the survey. The survey team work with a wide range of subject experts to develop the questionnaire.
From 1998 to 2000, the Young Life and Times Survey sought the views of all 12 to 17 year olds living in the same household as a respondent to NILT. If you want to find out more about the 1998-2000 Young Life and Times Survey, please contact us.
In 2003, the Young Life and Times Survey was relaunched, focusing on a separate sample of 16 year olds.
The survey receives ethical approval from the School Ethics Committee of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
Click here to view a leaflet providing information about the 2023 Life and Times Survey.