Module: Countryside and Farming

This page lists the questions asked within the Countryside and Farming module, and for which years. Clicking on the year printed after every question will bring you to the results for that year. Publications and further information on the Countryside and Farming can be found on the Countryside and Farming Resources page.

FQUIZ1: Are most farms in Northern Ireland family-run businesses? 2004

FQUIZ2: Would most farms in Northern Ireland not be profitable without subsidies? 2004

FQUIZ3: Do most farms in Northern Ireland produce more milk or meat etc than they can actually sell? 2004

FQUIZ4: Will subsidies to Northern Ireland farmers reduce over time from 2005 due to EU changes? 2004

FQUIZ5: In N Ireland, is farming is at least three times as important economically as it is in the UK as a whole? 2004

FQUIZ6: Does the EU prevent dairy and meat products entering N Ireland that have been produced more cheaply in non-EU countries? 2004

FQUIZ7: If a pint of milk is sold at 30p, how much goes to the farmer? 2004

VSTCNTRY: Have you visited the countryside or coast in the past year? 2004

CARCNTRY: When you visited the countryside, did you usually spend all of the time in the car? 2004

CNT20YRS: Is the countryside much the same as 20 years ago? 2004

CNTRYBET: Has the countryside changed for the better or worse? 2004

CONCNTRY: Are you concerned about things that may happen to the countryside? 2004

CTHRT1: What is the greatest threat to the countryside? 2004

CTHRT2: What is the next greatest threat to the countryside? 2004

FARMWSTE: What should happen if waste from a farm leaks into a river? 2004

PAYCNTY1: Who should have the most repsonsibility for looking paying to look after the countryside? 2004

PAYCNTY2: Who should have the next most repsonsibility for looking paying to look after the countryside? 2004

FMTHREAT: What is the greatest threat to farmers in Northern Ireland? 2004

WTRQUAL: Who should pay the extra costs for making sure that our water supply is not affected by farming practices? 2004

CHSELIVE: If you had a free choice where would you choose to live? 2004

VIEWFM1: Is traditional farming too expensive a way to produce food? 2004

VIEWFM2: Do farms add to the beauty of the countryside? 2004

VIEWFM3: Are farmers subsidised too much? 2004

VIEWFM4: Do farms and farming families keep the countryside alive? 2004

VIEWFM5: Should farming as a way of life be allowed to die out? 2004

VIEWFM6: Do N Ireland farmers produce better quality safe food than elsewhere? 2004

VIEWFM7: Are farmers just concerned with making money and donít care about the countryside? 2004

FARMSUB: How much should farmers be subsidised? 2004

ROLE4SUB: Should farmers take on new roles in return for government subsidies? 2004

FARMELSE: If farmers had to do something else for their subsidies, what would be the best thing to do? 2004

FENCELND: Should a landowner be able to fence off a remote part of land? 2004

PUBPATH1: Should a farmer be able to close a rarely-used public footpath running through their land? 2004

PUBPATH2: Should a footpath be closed if gates are left open? 2004

CINCFRMG: How do you feel about increasing the amount of countryside being farmed? 2004

CNEWHSG: How do you feel about building new housing in country areas? 2004

CFRMB4W: How do you feel about putting the needs of farmers before protection of wildlife? 2004

CMORERDS: How do you feel about providing more roads in country areas? 2004

CINCPCNC: How do you feel about increasing the number of picnic areas and camping sites in the countryside? 2004

HOUSBUIL: Should new housing be built in cities, towns and villages rather than in the countryside? 2004

KEEPBELT: Is it more important to keep green-belt areas than to build new homes there? 2004

PLANLAWS: Should planning laws be relaxed so that people who want to live in the countryside may do so? 2004

FARMRSAY: Do farmers have too much say compared with other users of the countryside? 2004

LESSVIST: Does the beauty of the countryside depend on stopping too many people from visiting it? 2004

CNTRPED: Should people worry less about protecting the countryside, and more about those who have to make their living there? 2004

CBTROIO: Are some parts of the countryside so popular that itís not a pleasure to visit them? 2004

COUNTRY1: Have modern methods of farming caused damage to the countryside? 2004

COUNTRY2: Should farmers produce more food rather than looking after the countryside? 2004

COUNTRY3: Do farmers do a good job in looking after the countryside? 2004

COUNTRY4: Should government withhold some subsidies from farmers and use them to protect the countryside? 2004

LIVCTRY1: Is there less crime in the countryside? 2004

LIVCTRY2: Is it harder to get a good job if you live in the countryside? 2004

LIVCTRY3: Is the countryside a better place to bring up children? 2004

LIVCTRY4: Is living in the countryside very boring? 2004

LIVCTRY5: Do schools in the countryside tend to be better? 2004

LIVCTRY6: Does the countryside provide a healthier environment to live in? 2004

LIVCTRY7: If you live in the countryside, are you more likely to need a car to get around? 2004

LIVCTRY8: Is it more expensive to live in the countryside? 2004

LIVCTRY9: Is there more community spirit in the countryside? 2004



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