6 - Jun/2018
Welcome to the June newsletter, and we hope that you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine. The ARK team has been incredibly busy over the last few months, not least with the release of our survey data, and the launch of our new website. There will be no newsletters in July and August, so we hope you have a lovely summer.
What do people think? NILT data online
On 13 June, the findings and data from the 2017 Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey were made publicly available. The survey recorded the opinions of 1,203 adults on good relations, armed forces, minority ethnic groups, Brexit, older people and much more. On the NILT webpages
, you can find tables of results for every question, questionnaires, datasets, technical notes and publications.
Find out more
Public attitudes to UK armed forces
A seminar on 13 June marked the launch of the 2017 Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey. Professor Cherie Armour and Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley explored public attitudes to UK armed forces in Northern Ireland, using data from the 2017 survey.
The inclusion of this topic in NILT was the first time that a comprehensive set of questions on attitudes to UK armed forces, veteran's wellbeing and service provision was asked of people living in Northern Ireland. A video of this seminar
is now available online, as is the accompanying Research Update Public Attitudes to UK Armed Forces in Northern Ireland
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Queering the Family
If you've been on our website recently, you'll have noticed that we've had a makeover! Thanks to our IT director, Mike McCool, the front end of the website has been redesigned. Other sub-sections will be migrated over the coming weeks.
We hope you find the new site easier to use and navigate, but if you discover any problems, please let email us
and let us know.
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Events and presentations
Throughout the year, ARK organises many different types of events. For example, we recently held a seminar to launch the findings of the 2017 Young Life and Times
and 2017 Kids' Life and Times
, as well as a seminar to launch the findings of the 2017 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
. Videos of these seminars
are available on our website.
The ARK team are also involved in a range of other events. For example, Gemma Carney recently gave a presentation 'Brexit and the Myth of Generational Warfare' to the National Pensioners' Convention Annual conference in Blackpool. During the next few months, the ARK team will give papers on their work at the annual conferences of the British Society of Gerontology, the Social Policy Association, and the Irish Gerontological Association.
Find out more
Our latest publications include
- Public Attitudes to UK Armed Forces in Northern Ireland (Research Update 121), by Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley & Cherie Armour, Margaret McLafferty,
Matthew Hall, and Jana Ross. This Update is based on data from the 2017 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.
- Do social attitudes to abortion suggest political parties in Northern Ireland are out of step with their supporters?, by Ann Marie Gray, Goretti Horgan and Paula Devine, analyses data from the 2016 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
- Do social attitudes to abortion suggest political parties in Northern Ireland are out of step with their supporters?, by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney, Goretti Horgan and Paula Devine, which analyses data from the 2016 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey
ARK produces a range of publications, including Research Updates and fact sheets. Most of these are available online. For a full list of publications, as well as links, visit our Publications
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