Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2021

Module: Political Attitudes

This page lists the questions asked within the Political Attitudes 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 Political Attitudes can be found on the Political Attitudes Resources page.

POLPART2: Political party support

VOTEGE19: How did you vote in the general election in December 2019?

IRBRIT: Do you see yourself as Irish or British?

UNINATID: Do you think of yourself as a unionist, a nationalist or neither?

UNINATST: Are you a very strong (unionist/nationalist)?

UNINAT5: Thinking back to around five years ago, how would you have thought of yourself?

VIEWGFA3: What is your view on the Good Friday or Belfast Agreement?

GOVRIGHT: Progress should be made on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, to expand the protection of rights and reflect NI's particular circumstances

GOVTROUB: There should be no more criminal investigations, prosecutions or civil action against any Troubles-related deaths and serious crimes that occurred before 1998

GOVEXEC: The NI Executive must always include the largest nationalist party and the largest unionist party

GOVVOTE: Key votes in the Assembly should be passed on the basis of a weighted majority, e.g. 60% of all MLAs regardless of their unionist/nationalist/other affiliation

GOVPETIT: 30 MLAs from 2 or more parties should be able to use a 'petition of concern' to block legislation that has been passed by a majority in the Assembly

GOVCIVIC: Representatives of business, trade unions and voluntary sectors should be appointed to a Civic Forum for consultation by the NI Executive on social, economic and cultural issues

GOVINCR: The devolved powers of the NI Assembly should be increased, e.g. to allow Northern Ireland to set its own trade and immigration policies

UNTDIREL: At any time in the next 20 years, is it likely that there will be a United Ireland?

UKIN20YR: Do you think the United Kingdom will still exist in 20 years' time?

NIRELND2: What do you think the long-term policy for Northern Ireland should be?

REFUNIFY: If there was a referendum tomorrow, would you vote for N Ireland to unify with the Republic of Ireland?

UNIRLIKL: Does the UK leaving the European Union make a United Ireland more likely?

UNIRFAV: Does the UK leaving the European Union make you feel more in favour of a United Ireland?

REMLEAID: Do you think of yourself as a Remainer or a Leaver?

REMLEAST: Do you call yourself a very strong Remainer or Leaver?

EUREL: How close a relationship should the UK have with the EU in future?

HPROTCOL: Have you heard of Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland?

VPROTCOL: Opinion of Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

THINKEUR: Do you think of yourself as European?



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