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.
One question has been adopted to inform Outcome 9 of the Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018-19: “Percentage (%) of the population who believe their cultural identity is respected by society”. Cultural Identity is defined within the survey as, “things like your ethnicity, nationality, religious, or political background”.