Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) Survey was launched in October 1998
as a resource for everyone interested in the social attitudes of
people living in Northern Ireland.
up by Queen's University
Belfast and Ulster University and run every year, the survey aims to put on record
the attitudes, values and beliefs of the people in Northern Ireland
on a wide range of social policy issues.
and Times has its roots in the Northern
Ireland Social Attitudes Survey, which ran from 1989 to 1996.
Where possible, NILT participates in the International Social
within the Life and Times survey are grouped into modules.
The range of modules varies from year to year, as do the organisations
which fund the survey.
survey team work with a wide range of subject experts to develop
the questionnionare. One major aim of the survey is to make the
data freely available to the widest possible audience, and the results
of each survey are available within 6 months from the end of the
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 web-site. Browse the website
and find out.
you are interested in the views of young people, please look at
the Young Life and Times or Kids'
Life and Times Surveys.
The survey receives ethnical approval from the School Ethics Committee of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast
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