Northern Ireland Referendum and Election Study - 1998 

Principal Investigators :
John Curtice, University of Strathclyde
Bernadette C. Hayes, Queen's University Belfast
Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield College, Oxford
Lizanne Dowds, Queen's University Belfast
Years: 1998

Carried out immediately after the assembly elections in June 1998, the Northern Ireland Referendum and Election Study 1998 was designed to measure attitudes and behaviour both at that election and in the previous month's referendum.

Results: Tables of results are available for all questions within the survey.

The questionnaire was administered face-to-face, with a small self-completion section.

The dataset is available in SPSS portable file, compressed using WINZIP. Please note that the data should be weighted using the WTFACTOR variable. The data are also available from the UK Data Archive.
Publications: Sydney Elliott. 1999. 'The Referendum and Assembly Elections in Northern Ireland.' Irish Political Studies. 14: 138-149.
Geoffrey Evans and Brendan O'Leary. 2000. 'Northern Irish Voters and the British-Irish Agreement: Foundations of a Stable Consociational Settlement?' Political Quarterly. 17: 78-101.
Bernadette C. Hayes and Ian McAllister. 1999. 'Ethnonationalism, Public Opinion and the Good Friday Agreement.' In Joseph Ruane and Jennifer Todd (eds.), After the Good Friday Agreement: Analyzing Political Change in Northern Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, pp. 30-48.
Bernadette C. Hayes and Ian McAllister. 2001. 'Sowing Dragon's Teeth: Public Support for Political Violence and Paramilitarism in Northern Ireland.' Political Studies. 49: 901-922.
Bernadette C. Hayes and Ian McAllister. 2001. 'Who Voted for Peace? Public Support for the 1998 Northern Ireland Agreement'. Irish Political Studies. 16: 73-93

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