This report presents data on the Respect Index, which measures perceptions of discrimination experienced by individuals in their daily lives. This report brings together data from six years: 2016 - 2021.
Key findings are:
- 19% (of NILT 2021 survey respondents) felt respected; this is a significant decrease (of 9 percentage points) since 2016.
- A similar proportion of male respondents (20%) and female respondents (18%) felt respected.
- Just over one fifth of Protestant respondents (22%) and similar proportions of Catholic respondents (18%) and those from ‘other’ groups (17%) said they felt respected. These differences were not statistically significant.
- The age group with the lowest proportion feeling respected was the 25-34 age group (9%); the age group with the highest proportion feeling respected was the 65+ age group (35%) which was significantly higher than all other age groups.
- 15% of respondents with disabilities and 20% of those without disabilities felt respected. This difference was not statistically significant.
The report is available on the Statistics and Research Branch website at: www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/topics/statistics-and-research/respect-index
Further information relating to the collection and production of the statistics can be obtained by contacting:Dr Jana Ross – Assistant Statistician
Statistics and Research Branch, The Executive Office
Block 2 | Knockview Buildings | Stormont | Belfast | BT4 3SR
Telephone: 028 9052 2170
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