||Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998
|| Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey, 1998-
|| Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Devine, P., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Dowds, L., Queen's University of Belfast. Centre for Social Research
Research and Evaluation Services
Department of Health and Social Security
Royal Irish Academy. Social Science Research Council
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
University of Ulster
Save the Children Fund
Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Gillian Robinson, Ann Marie Gray and Deirdre Heenan, Co-Directors, Life and Times Survey.
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
|The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey (NILT) series began in 1998, and was the successor to the previous Northern Ireland Social Attitudes series, (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 33235), which was discontinued in 1996. The aims of the NILT series are:
NILT originally had a companion series which also began in 1998, the Young Life and Times Survey (YLT) (see under SN 33313), although the YLT methodology changed in 2003. NILT also forms part of the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), although it does not do so every year. Unfortunately, the NILT team were unable to obtain full funding to run NILT in 2011, though YLT ran as normal that year. NILT resumed in 2012 - see SN 7408. In addition, two open access teaching datasets were created from NILT 2012, one covering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and the other covering politics and good relations (see SNs 7546 and 7547 respectively).
- to monitor public attitudes towards social policy and political issues in Northern Ireland
- to provide a time series on attitudes to key social policy areas
- to facilitate academic social policy analysis
- to provide a freely available resource on public attitudes for the wider community of users in Northern Ireland
Further information about the NILT series may be found on the ARK (Access Research Knowledge) NILT webpages.
The dataset records the responses of 1800 adults to the 1998 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey. Questions are grouped into 'modules'. This dataset includes questions on respondent's background, rights of the child, public understanding of science, political attitudes, crime and fear of crime, gender and family roles, community relations and religious observance (this module is part of ISSP and is also archived at the German data archive, Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung - 'ZA').
User should note that all respondents were asked every module.
Registrar General's Social Class.
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on NILT, including the Research Updates series and other downloadable items in Acrobat PDF format, are available on the Publications page on the ARK web site.
Books in the Social attitudes in Northern Ireland series contain chapters based on different aspects of NILT research:
Gray, A.M. et al. (2002) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the eighth report, London: Pluto Press.
Lloyd, K. et al. (2004) Social attitudes in Northern Ireland: the ninth report, London: Pluto Press.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Kaufmann, E. (2007) The Orange Order: a contemporary Northern Irish history, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Curtice, J., Devine, P. and Ormston, R. (2013) 'Devolution: identities and constitutional preferences across the UK', in A. Park, C. Bryson, E. Clery, J. Curtice and M. Phillips (eds.), British Social Attitudes: 30th Report, London: NatCen Social Research. Retrieved November 28, 2013 from http://www.bsa-30.natcen.ac.uk/read-the-report/devolution/introduction.aspx