Each year, the Northern Ireland Life and Times (NILT) survey takes a snapshot of the attitudes and beliefs of adults in Northern Ireland to a range of societal issues including housing, identity, sports, and community relations. The issues covered within the survey differ each year depending on interest, however a community relations module is included annually. Responses to these questions are used in the annual Good Relations Indicators report which monitors progress against the priorities of the Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) Strategy.
A group of questions ask about people’s attitudes about “facilities” (leisure centres, parks, libraries, shopping centres) in their area. One of the population indicators informing Outcome 9 of the Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018-19 uses these to measure the percentage who have said all of the facilities they have in their area are “definitely” shared and open to both Protestants and Catholics.