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Economic Attitudes in Northern Ireland: Survey

Survey data on from research on the economic attitudes of people in Northern Ireland.

The data contained in this dataset were compiled from a survey conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Centre for Economic Empowerment at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) who commissioned this research project.

The questionnaire was drafted by NICVA and finalised with the assistance of Ipsos MORI.  Respondents were unaware of the identity of the commissioning organisation.  Interviews were conducted with a representative sample of adults in Northern Ireland aged 16+ years.

Quotas were placed on age, gender, social class and region. Interviews were conducted face-to-face and in-home using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).  994 interviews were conducted in total and 59 sampling points were randomly selected across Northern Ireland.  Fieldwork was completed from 28th October to 22nd November 2013.

The sample reflects the demographics of the Northern Ireland adult population.  As the survey is based upon a sample, care should be taken in extrapolating the findings to the population as a whole.  As a general rule, a difference of three or more percentage points between males and females, and eight percentage points between Protestants and Catholics, can be accepted as statistically significant (that is, applicable to the wider population).  This is based on a 95% confidence interval. As the sample is quota-based rather than random, tests of significance are only indicative.

Dataset Info

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Modified Date
Release Date
Open Definition
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.20679 55.3416, -5.36133 55.3416, -5.36133 54.0465, -8.20679 54.0465, -8.20679 55.3416))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013
Survey participant
Contact Name
Bob Harper
Contact Email