Racial Prejudice in Northern Ireland Chris Gilligan and Katrina Lloyd
Overview Introduction Growth in racial prejudice Who is prejudiced? Decline in prejudice Interpreting the data Conclusion
Introduction Background to issue of racial prejudice Background to the survey Racial prejudice statistics in context
Growth in prejudice What people perceive What people report
19942005 More now1268 Less now196 About the same6419 Dont know47 Total100 Is there more racial prejudice in Northern Ireland now than 5 years ago (%)?
19942005 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 - 1994) (%)?
Who is prejudiced? Variables which were not significant –Gender –Social class –Time spent outside Northern Ireland Variables which were significant
18-2425-4445-6465-7475+ Very prejudiced12113 A little prejudiced2123292515 Not prejudiced at all7774697476 Dont know11105 Total100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by age group (%)
Daily Once/Twice week Once/Twice month Very Rarely Not at all Very prejudiced 01122 A little prejudiced 1327262928 Not prejudiced at all 8772736866 Dont know 00015 Total 100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by direct contact (%)
ProtestantCatholic No Religion Very prejudiced 200 A little prejudiced 311819 Not prejudiced at all 658180 Dont know 211 Total 100 How prejudiced are you against people of minority ethnic communities by religion (%)
% of respondents describing themselves as very or a little prejudiced by National Identity
% of respondents describing themselves as very or a little prejudiced by Party support
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
199419982001200220032004 Mind a lot191619161718 Mind a little36 29334346 Would not mind3938414332 Dont know51011884 Total100 Would most white people in NI mind if a close relative were to marry a person of Chinese origin by survey year (%)
199419982001200220032004 Mind a lot10 12874 Mind a little222119172118 Would not mind6664 716976 Dont know255442 Total100 Would you personally mind if a close relative were to marry a person of Chinese origin by survey year (%)
% 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, 1994-2004
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
Conclusion Sensational, sensible or censorship? Need to understand changing nature of prejudice Need to understand relationship between prejudice and behaviour
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