26th May 2022
The Other Division in Northern Ireland: public attitudes to poverty, economic hardship and social security
Sabrina Bunyan, Mark Simpson, Goretti Horgan and Ann Marie Gray


In 2021, the ARK NILT survey asked the Northern Ireland (NI) population about their views on a range of issues relating to fairness with regard to incomes, taxes and social security, financial hardship and the cost of the living. It did so at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic had brought about both an economic and public health crisis impacting the everyday lives of many people. The fieldwork for the survey took place during the final quarter of 2021, just before an Omicron wave of COVID-19 infections.

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