Northern Ireland Young Life and Times Survey - About


Introduction

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All too often the opinions of young people are ignored when decisions are made about many of the issues involving them.

However, the Young Life and Times Survey gives young people the chance to tell us about their experiences of school, and their views on politics, sectarianism and other social issues.

By inviting respondents to suggest topics for the next year's survey, we make sure that the issues covered are relevant to the lives of young people in Northern Ireland today.

From 1998 to 2000, Young Life and Times sought the views of all 12 to 17 year olds living in the same household as respondent to the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.

However, in 2003, the aims and methodology of the survey were changed. From 2003 onwards, Young Life and Times will record the attitudes of 16 year olds only. Further details can be found in the technical notes of the survey.

Questions within the survey are grouped into modules. The range of modules varies from year to year.

Research Governance

The Young Life and Times survey receives ethical approval from the Research Ethics Committee of School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

Whether you are at school or at college, work in the media, government or voluntary sector, or whether you are just interested in what the people of Northern Ireland think about the issues of the day, we hope you find something useful in this website. Browse the website and find out.

If you have any comments about the survey or the website, please let us know.

Privacy Notice

Here you can access the Privacy Notice for the 2022 Young Life and Times survey.


YLT is a freely available resource for anyone interested in attitudes of 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 section.