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2 Racial Prejudice in Northern Ireland Chris Gilligan and Katrina Lloyd

3 Overview Introduction Growth in racial prejudice Who is prejudiced? Decline in prejudice Interpreting the data Conclusion

4 Introduction Background to issue of racial prejudice Background to the survey Racial prejudice statistics in context

5 Growth in prejudice What people perceive What people report

6 More now1268 Less now196 About the same6419 Dont know47 Total100 Is there more racial prejudice in Northern Ireland now than 5 years ago (%)?

7 Very prejudiced11 A little prejudiced1024 Not prejudiced at all8873 Dont know<11 Total100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities (other races ) (%)?

8 Who is prejudiced? Variables which were not significant –Gender –Social class –Time spent outside Northern Ireland Variables which were significant

9 Very prejudiced12113 A little prejudiced Not prejudiced at all Dont know11105 Total100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by age group (%)

10 Daily Once/Twice week Once/Twice month Very Rarely Not at all Very prejudiced A little prejudiced Not prejudiced at all Dont know Total 100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by direct contact (%)

11 ProtestantCatholic No Religion Very prejudiced 200 A little prejudiced Not prejudiced at all Dont know 211 Total 100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by religion (%)

12 % of respondents describing themselves as very or a little prejudiced by National Identity

13 % of respondents describing themselves as very or a little prejudiced by Party support

14 Decline in prejudice? Figures on growth in prejudice are based on two points in time separated by a decade Time series figures provide a more complex picture Example of attitudes towards Chinese marriage

15 Mind a lot Mind a little Would not mind Dont know Total100 Would most white people in NI mind if a close relative were to marry a person of Chinese origin by survey year (%)

16 Mind a lot Mind a little Would not mind Dont know Total100 Would you personally mind if a close relative were to marry a person of Chinese origin by survey year (%)

17 % of respondents saying that most white people in NI, and they themselves, would mind a little or a lot if a close relative married a Chinese person,

18 How to interpret the data Increased prejudice? Increased willingness to report prejudice? Difference in survey construction? Divergence between perception of prejudice in the general population and own reported prejudice

19 Conclusion Sensational, sensible or censorship? Need to understand changing nature of prejudice Need to understand relationship between prejudice and behaviour


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