on Political Attitudes were asked within the Northern Ireland Life and
Times Survey in 1998, 1999,
2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Questions on the Role of Government were asked in 2007 as part of the
International Social Survey
Questions on Democratic Participation were asked in 2005.
Questions on politics were also asked of 12-17 year olds in the Young
Life and Times Survey in 1998, 1999 and 2000,
and of 16 year olds in 2004,
2006, 2007 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2022.
Questions on citizenship were asked in the Young Life and Times survey in 2018.
Questions on Identity were asked inthe Northern Ireland Life and Times survey in 2007.
Questions on identity were asked in the Young Life and Times survey from 2003 to 2022.
Questions on Brexit were asked in the 2018 Kids' Life and Times Survey.
View ARK resources relating to Brexit.
- Political Attitudes in Northern Ireland 25 Years after the Agreement (Research Update 151) by Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher, is based on data from the 2022 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.
- Political Attitudes in Northern Ireland after Brexit and under the Protocol (Research Update 147) by Katy Hayward, Milena Komarova and Ben Rosher examines data from the 2021 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.
- Political Attitudes in Northern Ireland in a Period of Transition (Research Update 142) by Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher uses data from the 2020 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.
- Political attitudes at a time of flux (Research Update 133) by Katy Hayward and Ben Rosher uses data from the 2019 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey.
- Changes in national and religious identity of 16 year olds over time (Research Update 132) by Charlotte Bradley is based on data from the Young Life and Times surveys. You can view a video of Charlotte talking about this publication.
- Our future - no vote: Attitudes to Brexit among children and young people (Research Update 130) by Dirk Schubotz, Martina McKnight, Katrina Lloyd and Paula Devine is based on data from the 2018 Young Life and Times, and 2018 Kids' Life and Times surveys.
- Not a snowball or protestor in sight! When a Taoiseach visits Belfast (ARK Feature 11) by Brendan Lynn compares the visit of Leo Varadker to Belfast in 2018 with the visit of Sean Lemass in 1965.
- If at first you don’t succeed then try, try, try… again – political negotiations in Northern Ireland 1969- 2017 (ARK Feature 1) by Brendan Lynn highlights the historical context of political negotiations.
- Waking up in a different country: Brexit and Northern Ireland (Research Update 116) by Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Arthur Aughey and Paula Devine, is based on data from the 2016 Life and Times Survey.
- Waking up in a different country: Brexit and Northern Ireland by Cathy Gormley-Heenan, focuses on data from the 2017 Life and Times Survey.
gross divisions: national and religious identity combinations
(Research Update 58) by Orla Muldoon, Niamh McNamara, Paula Devine
and Karen Trew, uses data from the Identity
module in the 2007 Life and Times Survey.
Northern Ireland become normal? Attitudes to the role of government
in Northern Ireland (Research Update 57) by Robin Wilson
and Elizabeth Meehan, uses data from the 2007
Life and Times Survey
Truth Commission for Northern Ireland? (Research Update 46)
by Patricia Lundy and Mark McGovern
Northern Ireland have a Truth Commission?, by Mark McGovern
and Patricia Lundy - a seminar held on 7 November 2006
Search of the Middle Ground: Integrated Education and Northern Ireland
Politics (Research Update 42) by Bernadette C Hayes, Ian McAllister
and Lizanne Dowds, uses data from the 1998-2003 Life and Times Survey,
as well as 1998
to disaffection: Religious Independents in Northern Ireland
(Research Update 41) by Ian McAllister, uses data from the 1998-2004
Life and Times Survey, as well as 1998
Erosion of Consent: Protestant Disillusionment with the Agreement
(Research Update 32), by Ian McAllister, Bernadette C Hayes and Lizanne
People's Attitudes to Politics and Elections, by Dirk Schubotz
(Research Update 29), by Roger MacGinty
our Politicians Should Know
(Research Update 18), by Roger MacGinty
and the youth vote (Research Update 13), by Roger Mac Ginty
and Rick Wilford
worse, or just the same? Public attitudes towards the Northern Ireland
Assembly (Research Update 12) by Roger Mac Ginty
what? Attitudes to devolution in Northern Ireland (Research
Update 3) by Roger Mac Ginty and Rick Wilford
not Politics! (Research Update 2) by Roger Mac Ginty
and John Darby
- The Online
Research Bank contains a summary of 'Making
a Difference? Public Attitudes to Devolution' by Roger Mac
Ginty in Lloyd, K et al. 'Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland: the
Politics, Political Parties and Election section of the CAIN web
site includes information on
devolved government, political
parties and polls.
- The CAIN website's
section on Policing
contains the full text of the Report
of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland
(Patten Report), as well as responses to it.
Ireland Elections contains detailed information on past elections
in Northern Ireland.
the next generation is based on a research project undertaken
by Democratic Dialogue in 1996, which explored the political views
of young people between 14 and 24.
- An Introduction
to Symbols used in Northern Ireland can be found on CAIN.
Online (SOL) contains results for the 2006
Role of Government ISSP module from the Republic
of Ireland and from the British
Social Attitudes Survey.
also contains tables of results from other surveys focusing on politics: