Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2021

Module: Income and Poverty

This page lists the questions asked within the Income and Poverty module in 2021. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Income and Poverty can be found on the Social Inequality Resources page.

 

FAIRINCD: How fair or unfair do you think the income distribution is in Northern Ireland?

INCDIFF: Is it the government's responsibility to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes? /nilt/1999/Social_Inequality/INCDIFF.html

PAYHLTH: Is it fair that people can pay to access private health care more quickly than they can on the NHS?

NIEXPOV: How much do you agree or disagree that the Northern Ireland Executive is doing all that it can to reduce poverty?

HILOWTAX: Should people with high incomes should pay a larger share of their income in taxes?

BENS1: Social security benefits should enable an individual or family to meet their basic living needs

BENS2: Social security benefits should be set at 60% of average income

BENS3: Social security benefits should be set at a level to force people into paid work

BENS4: Should social security benefits enable an individual or family to live a life in dignity?

BENS5: Should Social security benefits only be available for a fixed period of time?

BENS6: Should Social security benefits enable an individual or family to have a normal standard of living?

BENS7: Should Social security benefitsbe based on how much national insurance the person has paid?

BENS8: Should Social security benefits be capped?

BLEVELUK: Should social security benefits vary across the UK?

PRESSEC: Before COVID-19, what did you think about the social security system in Northern Ireland?

COVSSEC: Did the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception of the social security system in Northern Ireland?

COVCLAIM: How has the Coronavirus pandemic affected your perception of Social Security claimants in Northern Ireland?

FINHARDA: During the two years before COVID-19 (2018 and 2019) did you experience any financial hardship?

PAYBILLSA: How well did your household keep up with bills and credit commitments in the two years before COVID-19 (2018 and 2019)?

FINUSE1: Due to financial hardship before COVID-19, what support did you use?

HINCCOV: Has your household income changed since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020? 2020

FINHARDB: Have you experienced any financial hardship since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020?

PAYBILLSB: How well your household kept up with bills and credit commitments since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020?

FINUSE2: What support did you use as a result of financial hardship since COVID-19?

FHARDCOV: Is this financial hardship specifically related to COVID-19?

FHARDWHY: What is the main cause of this financial hardship?

IGNORECOV: Did you ever ignore government guidance on isolating or shielding?

BILL500: Could your household afford to pay an unexpected, but necessary, expense of £500?

PAYHEAT: Did your household turn heating down or off because you could not afford the costs last winter, even though it was too cold in the house/flat?




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