Discrimination: attitudes and experience in Northern Ireland

Every three years the Equality Commission for NI carries out an equality awareness survey which looks at trends in public attitudes towards particular groups in society; personal experiences of discrimination and knowledge of rights and protections.  It considers who is most likely to express negative feelings and who is most likely to be the target of their prejudice.  The survey involved over 1000 face to face interviews with members of the public across Northern Ireland conducted during September 2011.  The sample was stratified by age, gender, religion, social class and geography.

The survey findings were launched at Titanic, Belfast, on 13 June 2012.  To read more about the survery please click here to link to the relevant page on the Equality Commission website.

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The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is an independent public body established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.  Their vision is that of Northern Ireland as a shared, integrated and inclusive place, a society where difference is respected and valued based on equality and fairness for the entire community.  Their mission is to advance equality, promote equality of opportunity, encourage good relations and challenge discrimination through promotion, advice and enforcement.

To link directly to the Equality Commission homepage click here.