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Terms of Reference
Awareness of Equality Issues amongst the General Public in Northern Ireland
June 2008

1.

Summary
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (hereafter “The Commission”) wishes to contract research into awareness of equality issues amongst the general population of Northern Ireland. The proposed survey is a follow-up from a previous survey conducted in 2005. The Commission wishes to receive proposals from organisations or individuals for the conduct of this work. The Commission has already drafted potential questions and will undertake its own analysis and written interpretation using the cross tabulations supplied by the successful contractor. The contractor shall thus be responsible for data collection, input, validation and the production of a tabular report presenting the results from the quantitative work.

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Background
The Commission has responsibility for overseeing, reviewing and enforcing equality legislation with regards to religious belief, political opinion, sex and sexual orientation, race, disability and age (2006). In general, each of these statutes make discrimination unlawful in respect to employment and the provision of goods, facilities and services, with certain exceptions in regard to sexual orientation and age. Some areas of legislation place additional requirements on employers. For example, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) requires employers to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people, while the Disability Discrimination (NI) Order 2006 places a new duty on public bodies to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people, and encourage their participation in public life. The Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order (1998) requires employers to monitor the composition of their workforce and review policies and procedures. Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act (1998) places a statutory duty on public bodies to promote equality of opportunity and good relations amongst people of different age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political opinion, religious belief, those with and without

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disability and those with and without dependents in policies and practices. The Commission has a wide range of powers and responsibilities. These include:       offering advice and assistance to people who believe they have been discriminated against; enforcing the law; information, education and promotion (including seminars and training courses for employers); overseeing the public sector’s statutory duty; research; keeping equality legislation under review.

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Measuring Equality Awareness
A major aspect of measuring levels of awareness of equality issues amongst the general population is to determine changes with respect to a baseline position. Such a baseline enables gaps in awareness of equality issues to be identified so that future awareness-raising initiatives can be appropriately targeted.

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Previous Equality Awareness Surveys
Previous research into awareness of equality issues using omnibus surveys has been conducted at various points in the development of the Commission, and for various reasons. The first survey was commissioned at the time of the formation of the ECNI in 1999 (ECNI 2000, unpublished), to assess awareness of the new Commission and its duties in relation to the implementation of equality legislation, including Section 75. The project also assessed general attitudes towards equality issues, and perceptions of discrimination in the workplace, in relation to each group covered by equality legislation at that time (i.e. sex, race, disability, religious/political opinion). A further survey examining equality awareness was commissioned to assess the impact of legislation governing the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (ECNI 2002). The most recent survey took place in 2005 (ECNI 2006). As well as identifying changes in equality awareness since 2002 - 2003 1 for older legislation, such as FETO, the survey also established baseline data

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Comparative data for 2002 – 2203 was drawn from the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey (2002) and the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2003.

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for newer statutes, such as the Sexual Orientation Regulations and SENDO. In addition to awareness of legislation, the survey also probed respondents social attitudes and knowledge of the Commission itself.

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Rationale
Following on from the 2005 survey, the Commission wishes to reexamine awareness of the Commission and attitudes towards equality issues amongst the general public (an additional element in the 2008 survey will be a set of questions designed to capture the degree of public confidence in the Commission and its work). Using baselines established by the 2005 and earlier surveys, this will enable the Commission to monitor change over time. The Commission recognises that the appropriate vehicle for such a project may be a survey of the general public.

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Aim
To establish current awareness of equality-related issues amongst the general public in Northern Ireland, and monitor change since 2005 2. The findings will be used to inform future service provision within the Commission.

3.2.

Objectives
The key objectives are as follows: 1. To establish the degree of current awareness of equality legislation. 2. To identify the level of current awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the Commission (including, section 75, information and advice, complaints procedures and affirmative action). 3. To acquire baseline data on the level of public confidence in the Commission and its work. 4. To capture attitudes towards equality issues including key equality groupings. 5. To probe perceptions and personal experience of discrimination.

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As it is envisaged that Commission staff will draft the final report in-house, the contractor will be primarily responsible for measuring current awareness only (via the questionnaire). Comparative analyses of previous data will be conducted by the Commission.

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In addition to the above, demographic questions will be required to allow meaningful analysis 3 across different demographic groups e.g. – age, gender and social class.

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Research Methodology
The contractor shall only be responsible for data collection, input, validation and production of a tabular report presenting the detailed results 4 from the quantitative work cross-tabulated by key demographic variables. The Commission shall assume responsibility for data interpretation, and write-up of a research report utilising the survey findings. To assist potential contractors the Commission has already drafted a list of around 60 potential questions (Appendix 1) that will form the basis for the refinement of a final questionnaire 5. The Commission and the successful contractor shall work together to refine the questions based on the set included in Appendix 1. Contractors must set out a methodology and associated costing to deliver the survey. In particular the contractor should provide information on:1. Sampling methods  how the sample will be selected (e.g. stratified random sample with quotas for age, gender, community background and local government district);  indications of the sample size to be achieved within each stratified demographic category, to allow valid statistical inferences to be made about the population as a whole;  the extent to which the proposed sampling procedure is likely to provide results sufficient for the analysis of key sub-groupings. 2. Surveying methods  Details of how the survey will be conducted (e.g. face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews, etc.). It is the Commission’s view that face-to-face interviews will be the most effective means of delivering a suitable final dataset. Contractors are however welcome to present, for consideration, a well reasoned case that outlines a suitable alternative method.

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i.e. where cell size is sufficient to ensure valid and reliable results

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This should include tests of statistical significance regarding any differences observed by key demographic groups (e.g. factors such as religion, gender, ethnicity, social class, disability and age etc).
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It is envisaged that the final survey questionnaire will consist of not more than 70 questions.

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If it is proposed to include the questions as a module in an omnibus (rather than a bespoke survey), details of other modules being included in the omnibus survey should be provided.

3. Weighting of sample:  How the sample will be reweighted (if required) to ensure findings are representative of the Northern Ireland population (e.g. by education or social class). 4. Analytical approaches:  To ensure the robustness of the data - including tests of statistical significance and cross-categorisation of data by demographic variables / equality groupings. 5. Reporting Framework  How information will be reported and presented in the draft and final reports.

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Outputs and Timetable
It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in July 2008. The successful contractor should be available to commence work within a reasonable time period thereafter. It is expected that the survey fieldwork should be carried out during October 2008 with final outputs being delivered not later than end-November 2008. While these are indicative timelines, prospective Contractors are welcome to propose a timetable that can deliver earlier than the outlined timeline, for consideration. The project has a number of deliverables, namely: a Project Initiation Document meeting the required standards for acceptance by the Commission. The document will incorporate the detailed scope of the study, roles and responsibilities, methodology, assumptions, risks, deliverables, reporting and timing. The contractor shall provide the draft document in advance and meet with the Advisory Group to discuss. interim progress report including a summary of any activities undertaken and outstanding and any key findings to date (if applicable), meeting the required standards for acceptance by the Commission. The contractor should outline proposed dates for interim progress report in the response to tender. It is anticipated that this document will be completed not later than mid-September 2008.

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a draft final report 6 consisting of:o a technical report or appendix, containing an account of the methodology used, any weightings applied and an assessment of the robustness of the approach and survey findings (including statistical significance; standard errors etc). o a detailed tabular report presenting the survey questionnaire and detailed results from the quantitative work cross-tabulated by the key demographic variables. o It is expected that this document will be completed not later than mid November 2008.

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final report(s) meeting the required standards for acceptance by the Commission - shall be with the Commission within 3 weeks of the Commission providing feedback on the draft final report.

o Cleaned and validated electronic versions of any data (in SPSS format) and syntax collected or created during the project delivered simultaneously with the final report.

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Costs
The contractor should present a breakdown of costs as specified in the attached "response to tender" guidelines, including a clear indication of the individual staff working on each element and their associated day rates. Without being prescriptive, the Commission feels (based on previous work) that realistic costings for the work outlined above will likely fall in the range £25,000 - £28,000 (inclusive of any VAT) While contractors are required to submit a cost-effective bid to deliver the core elements of the work, they may also wish to give consideration to proposing additional options 7 which would enhance the scope or reliability of the work (e.g. increased sample sizes).

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The contractor should outline a proposed date for submission of the draft final report in their response to tender.
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In instances where additional options are suggested, contractors should set out in detail the rationale for their proposal and provide additional and separate costings for these optional elements.

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Submission of Response to Tender
The Commission invites contractors to submit a proposal for the completion of the above survey All tender documentation must be received by 12.00pm on Monday 30th June 2008. No late proposals will be accepted. Further details, including the expected format of response are contained within the appended document “Guidelines for Response to Tender”.  It would be helpful if contractors could forward an expression of interest in submitting a proposal to Ray Russell, Rrussell@equalityni.org by Friday 20th June 2008. Contractors should submit three hard-copy tender proposals in a plain envelope clearly marked “Equality Awareness Research Proposal” to: Dr Ray Russell Equality Commission for Northern Ireland Equality House 7-9 Shaftesbury Square Belfast BT2 7DP   Contractors should additionally submit an electronic version of their proposal to Rrussell@equalityni.org The Commission are happy to provide clarification on any aspect of this proposal. All enquiries should be directed to Ray Russell on 028 90 500 569 or via Rrussell@equalityni.org

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Outcomes
The Commission reserves the right to invite selected contractors to attend interview after the submission of tenders. It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in July 2008. All contractors will be contacted by letter once the contract has been awarded.

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References
1. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) (2000). Equality Awareness Survey. (unpublished study) 2. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) (2002). Public Attitudes to Disability in Northern Ireland. Belfast: ECNI.

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3. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI). (2006). Awareness of Equality Issues amongst the General Public in Northern Ireland.. Belfast: ECNI.

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Appendix 1: Proposed Survey Questions
To give an indication of the size and scope of the project the Commission are happy to include the following draft questions. The items are indicative rather than prescriptive. The Commission is prepared to discuss the number and structure of questions to deliver an achievable and effective survey outcome, and would wish to discuss the refinement and further development of these questions with the successful contractor. In general, efforts should be made to ensure that all questions are worded in a clear and simple manner to make them accessible, reflective of varying levels of literacy in the general public.

Draft Equality Awareness Survey 2008 Questions
SECTION A: AWARENESS OF EQUALITY COMMISSION A1. What is the name of the organisation with overall responsibility for promoting equality and dealing with anti-discrimination laws in Northern Ireland? (unprompted)                A2. Equality Commission - Correct Human Rights Commission Fair Employment Commission Commission for Racial Equality Equal Opportunities Commission Northern Ireland Disability Council Northern Ireland Office Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister The Northern Ireland Assembly Northern Ireland Ombudsman Disability Action Industrial Tribunals or Courts Other (please specify) Don’t Know Refused

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is the public body that deals with discrimination. Had you ever heard of the Equality Commission before I mentioned it just now?    Yes No Refused

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A3.

Where have you heard about the Equality Commission? (unprompted)
Work-related training course HR department (personnel) Trade union Solicitor Labour Relations Agency Human Rights Commission Equality Commission Tribunal offices Law Centre Citizens Advice Bureau Community Groups Special interest groups (e.g. LGB / racialethnic / disability / women ) Religious organisation Poster or billboard advertisements Other (specify) Newspapers / magazine articles Newspapers / magazine advertisements Television (generally) Television (News) Television Interviews Radio (generally) Radio News Radio Interviews Website Word of Mouth Equality Commission ezine Advertising on public transport and billboards Equality Commission leaflet or guide book Refused

A4.

And how much would you say you know about the role or work of the Equality Commission? (prompted)      Know a lot Know some Know a little Know nothing at all Refused

A5. What do you think are the main services provided by the Equality Commission? (unprompted)
Providing information and publications on the Regulations Advising people who may have experienced discrimination. Supporting people who may have experienced discrimination to take their case to tribunal. Investigating and researching equality related issues. Information for employers on Equality Commission website Training for employers (seminars and workshops) Employer-led networks (supported by Equality Commission) Monitoring the workforce Other (specify) Don’t Know Refused

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A6.

How much confidence do you have in the ability of the Equality Commission to promote equality of opportunity for all?      A lot of confidence Some confidence Not a lot of confidence No confidence at all Don’t know

A7.

What improvements do you think the Commission could make to increase your confidence in it?

A8.

How much would you agree or disagree that the Equality Commission provides a valued source of expert advice on equality?      Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know

A9.

How satisfied are you that the Equality Commission treats members of the public equally in Northern Ireland irrespective of their background?      Very satisfied Fairly satisfied Fairly unsatisfied Very unsatisfied Don’t know

A10. How much would you agree or disagree that the Equality Commission is respected equally by all sections of the community in Northern Ireland?      Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know

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SECTION B: AWARENESS OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS B1. Can I first of all ask how you would rate your understanding of Northern Ireland’s anti-discrimination laws? (prompted)        Excellent Good Fair Poor Very poor Don’t Know Refused

B2.

Have you ever heard of any of the following laws? (prompted, include updated explanations of each statute)          Sex Discrimination Order Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Disability Discrimination Order 2006 Fair Employment and Treatment Order Race Relations Order Equal Pay Act Sexual Orientation Regulations Special Educational Needs and Disability Order (SENDO) Age Regulations

B3. Where did you find out about anti-discrimination laws? (unprompted)
Work-related training course HR department (personnel) Trade union Solicitor Labour Relations Agency Human Rights Commission Equality Commission Tribunal offices Law Centre Citizens Advice Bureau Community Groups Special interest groups (e.g. LGB, racialethnic / disability / women ) Religious organisation Advertising on public transport and billboards Other (specify) Newspapers / magazine articles Newspapers / magazine advertisements Television (generally) Television (News) Television Interviews Radio (generally) Radio News Radio Interviews Website - ECNI Word of Mouth Equality Commission ezine Equality Commission leaflet or guide book Poster or Billboard Advertisements Refused

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B4.

For you personally, compared with three years ago, have equality issues become more important, less important, or has the level of importance remained unchanged?      More important Same level of importance Less important Don’t know REFUSED

B5.

I am now going to read you out some statements about equality laws in Northern Ireland. For each statement, can you say if you agree, disagree or are undecided. (prompted)    There is a need for equality laws in Northern Ireland Equality laws protect one group of people at the expense of another The government should bring in a single law which prevents all types of unfair treatment (discrimination) against all groups of people

(Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree, Don’t know)

B6.

Have you ever heard of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act (1998), which places a statutory duty on public bodies, such as local councils, hospital trusts and government departments, to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in the ways they work?    Yes No Refused

B7.

Can you tell which of the following groups you believe are covered by the Section 75 legislation? (prompted)             People of different religious beliefs People of a different political opinion People of different racial groups People of different ages People of different marital status Men and women Gay, lesbian or bisexual people Disabled and non-disabled people Persons with and without dependents Other groups (please specify) Don’t know Refused 13

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B8.

Can you name any of the activities that public bodies must do because of the Section 75 legislation? (unprompted)       Develop an equality scheme. Consult those likely to be effected by their policies or ways of working Carry out equality impact assessments to see if any new plans or policies might affect some people unfairly. Don’t know / can’t name any of the activities Other (specify) Refused

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SECTION C: ATTITUDES TO EQUALITY C1. In general, how positive or negative do you feel towards each of the following groups in Northern Ireland?         Women Men People over 70 People under 30 Travellers Disabled people Lesbian women or gay men Black and Minority Ethnic

(Very negative, somewhat negative, neither negative nor positive, somewhat positive, very positive)

C2.

I am now going to read you out some statements about equality issues. For each statement, can you say if you agree, disagree or are undecided. First of all….   Public bodies in Northern Ireland should be more representative of both the Protestant and Roman Catholic communities. A police service whose religious composition is more representative of both the Protestant and Roman Catholic communities will offer a better service

(Strongly agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly disagree, Don’t know)

C3.

If a particular religion is under-represented in a firm, the firm should take action to encourage applications from people from that religion when filling posts. Would you be more likely to apply for a job in this company…? (read only once)   … if their advertisements said that they particularly welcomed applications from members of your community? … if they took practical steps to develop contacts with your community (e.g. sponsored events or had links with job clubs in your community)? (Yes, No, Don’t Know)

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C4.

Would you personally mind or not mind…    Having a person of a different religion as a work colleague Having a person of a different religion as a neighbour If one of your close relatives were to marry someone of a different religion (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused) Would you personally mind or not mind …  Having a Traveller as a work colleague  Having a Traveller as a neighbour  If one of your close relatives were to marry a Traveller. (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused) Would you personally mind or not mind… (give definition of learning disability)    Having a person with a learning disability as a work colleague Having a person with a learning disability as a neighbour If one of your close relatives were to marry a person with a learning disability (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused) Would you personally mind or not mind…    Having a person who experiences mental ill-health as a work colleague Having a person who experiences mental ill-health as a neighbour If one of your close relatives were to marry a person who experiences mental ill-health. (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused)

C5.

C6.

C7.

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C8.

Would you personally mind or not mind…    Having a person with a physical disability (e.g. blind or deaf) as a work colleague Having a person with a physical disability as a neighbour If one of your close relatives were to marry a person with a physical disability (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused) And would you personally mind or not mind…    Having a gay/lesbian or bisexual person as a work colleague. If a gay/lesbian or bisexual person became a neighbour. If a relative or friend of yours was in a relationship with a gay/lesbian or bisexual person (Mind a lot, mind a little, would not mind, don’t know, refused)

C9.

C10. Not all groups in society want the same thing as the majority. How important do you feel it is that the particular wishes of each of the following groups is satisfied?       Women People over 70 Travellers Disabled people Lesbian women or gay men Black and Minority Ethnic

(Not at all important, not very important, neither important nor unimportant, quite important, very important)

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C11. In your view are any of the following groups generally treated unfairly when compared with other groups in Northern Ireland. (Tick all that apply)              Catholics Protestants Gays/lesbians/bisexuals Disabled Elderly Young people Travellers Racial or ethnic groups Women Men People with caring responsibilities Children with special educational needs Refused

C12. Of the groups you felt were treated unfairly, which group do you feel is treated most unfairly in Northern Ireland. ?

C13. In what way do you feel this group is treated unfairly? (Do not prompt code one only)           Treated unfairly at work Treated unfairly in relation to educational opportunities Treated unfairly when using public services Treated unfairly when using shops, bars or restaurants Treated unfairly when buying or renting a house, business premises or land Being subjected to harassment Expressing their culture Other (specify) Don’t Know Refused

C14. In your view, have attempts to give equal opportunities to various categories of people (e.g. women, disabled people, religious groups) proven effective in dealing with discrimination?      Very effective Fairly effective Fairly ineffective Very ineffective Don’t know

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SECTION D: COMPLAINTS D1. Sometimes people in Northern Ireland are discriminated against because they belong to a particular group such as being disabled, gay or lesbian, male or female or being Catholic or Protestant. In the last 3 years have any of the following happened to you because you were a member of a particular group….?       Treated unfairly at work Treated unfairly in relation to educational opportunities Treated unfairly when you tried to get access to public services Treated unfairly when you tried to use shops, bars or restaurants Treated unfairly when you tried to buy or rent a house, business premises or land Been harassed because you belonged to a particular group (Yes, No, Don’t Know, Refused)

D2.

On the last occasion that you were the victim of discrimination, did you or someone on your behalf make a complaint?    Yes No Refused

D3. And which organisation(s) or individual did you complain to? (Do not prompt)                   Supervisor/Manager Trade Union Local Councillor or Politician Solicitor Equality Commission Commission for Racial Equality EOCNI FEC Disability Action Human Rights Commission Labour Relations Agency Ombudsman Community Group Special interest groups (e.g. LGB / racial-ethnic / disability / women ) Citizens Advice Bureau The Law Society PSNI Newspaper 19

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    D4.

Radio or Television Industrial Tribunal or Court Other (please specify) Refused

What was the main reason why you didn’t complaint? (Do not prompt)              Too trivial. Didn’t want to cause trouble. Afraid of reaction of employers and/or workmates. Too stressful. Didn’t know who to complain to. Didn’t know I could complain. Legal costs Length of time involved in resolving issue. Too complex. Publicity. Lack of legal aid. Other (specify) Refused

D5.

If you had a problem with equality or discrimination would you contact the Equality Commission for assistance?    Yes No Don’t know

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SECTION E: DEMOGRAHIC BACKGROUND QUESTIONS E1. INTERVIEWER RECORD GENDER…    Male Female REFUSED

E2.

Can you please tell me your age?  Refused

E3

And what is your marital status?        Single (never married) Married Living as married Separated Divorced Widowed REFUSED

E4.

Do you have any a long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits your daily activities or the work you can do? Include problems which are due to old age (CIRCLE ONE ONLY)    Yes No REFUSED

E5.

Have you a religion? If so name it.

E5a. If no, what religion, religious denomination or body were you brought up in?           No religion Refused Catholic Church of Ireland/Anglican/Episcopal Baptist Methodist Presbyterian Free Presbyterian Brethren United Reform Church (URC)/Congregational 21

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Pentecostal Church of Scotland Elim Pentecostal Reformed Presbyterian Non-subscribing Presbyterian Salvation Army Church of Nazarene Jehovah's Witness Mormon Protestant - no-denomination Christian - no denomination Hindu Jewish Islam/Muslim Sikh Buddhist Other (WRITE IN) (Don't know) REFUSED

E6.

Which ethnic group do you consider you belong to?             White Chinese Irish Traveller Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi Black Caribbean Black African Black Other Mixed Ethnic (please specify) Other (please specify) REFUSED

E7.

What is your country of origin?          Northern Ireland Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales) Republic of Ireland Portugal Poland Czech Republic Slovakia Bulgaria Romania 22

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Lithuania Latvia Estonia Other (specify)

E8.

Could you please tell me what your highest educational qualification is?          Degree Level or higher BTEC (Higher), BEC (Higher), TEC (Higher), HNC,HND GCE A’Level (including NVQ Level 3) BTEC (National), BEC (National), TEC (National), ONC, OND GCSE (including NVQ Level 2), GCE O’Level (including CSE Grade 1), Senior Certificate, BTEC (General), BEC (General) CSE (Other than Grade 1) Other (Please specify) No formal qualification Refused

E9.

Is the home you live in….         Owned outright Owned with a mortgage Rented from private landlord Rented from the Housing Executive Rented from a Housing Association Part owned, part rented Other Don’t know/Refused

E10. What is your employment status?               Self-employed Working Full-time Working Part-time Seeking work for the first time Unemployed, i.e. not working but actively seeking work Looking after home and family Unable to work due to permanent illness or disability Not actively seeking work but would like to work Not working and not seeking work On a government scheme Retired Student Other (Please specify) Refused

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E11. What is your main occupation?

E12. Please describe briefly what this job involves?

E13. What is the occupation of the person with the highest income within your household?

E14. Please describe briefly what this job involves?

E15. How many dependent children do you have aged 18 or under?  Refused

E16. What is the age of your youngest dependant child?  Refused

E17. Do you have any caring responsibilities other than childcare, by caring I mean do you provide voluntary or unpaid help and support to anyone who has difficulties looking after themselves because of age, disability or long-standing illness?    Yes No Refused

E18. For our records can I have your Postcode? Postcode  Don’t know  Refusal E19. In terms of political affiliation would you describe yourself as broadly….     Nationalist Unionist Other (specify) Refused

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E20. If there were a general election tomorrow, in which only Northern Ireland parties were standing, which political party do you think you would be most likely to support.?          Alliance Party Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Sinn Fein Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Other (write in) None Don’t Know REFUSED.

E21. Can you tell me which of these best describes you?      Gay or lesbian (homosexual) Heterosexual or straight Bi-sexual Other – write-in I do not wish to answer this question (REFUSED)

E22. And finally, what is the total income of your household from all sources before tax and national insurance contributions? INCLUDE ALL INCOME FROM EMPLOYMENT AND BENEFITS              Under £3,000 per annum (less than £60 per week) £3,000 - £3,999 per annum (£60 - £80 per week) £4,000 - £6,999 per annum (£80 - £135 per week) £7,000 - £9,999 per annum (£135 - £195 per week) £10,000 - £14,999 per annum (£195 - £290 per week) £15,000 - £19,999 per annum (£290 - £385 per week) £20,000 - £25,999 per annum (£385 - £500 per week) £26,000 - £29,999 per annum (£500 - £580 per week) £30,000 - £39,999 per annum (£580 - £770 per week) £40,000 + per annum (£770+ per week) I DO NOT WISH TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION (Don't know) REFUSED

THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART IN THIS RESEARCH WHICH IS BEING CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF THE EQUALITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND.

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