Statistical Bulletin: Indicator 26 A Respect Index for Northern Ireland (as measured by the Everyday Discrimination Scale)

Date published: 28 March 2019

This statistical bulletin presents data on and facilitates monitoring of a population indicator informing Outcome 7 and Outcome 9 of The Outcomes Delivery Plan 2018-19:

Statistical news release - OFMDFM

Outcome 7: ‘We have a safe community where we respect the law, and each other’

Outcome 9: ‘We are a shared, welcoming and confident society that respects diversity’. All figures are 2017 unless otherwise stated. 

Key findings from the bulletin are:

37% of NILT 2017 survey respondents feel respected; this is a significant increase (of 9 percentage points) since 2016.

  • 34% of male respondents and 39% of female respondents feel respected.
  • Over two-fifths (42%) of Protestant respondents said that they felt respected. There is no significant difference between this and Catholic respondents (38%); however both are significantly higher than respondents of ‘other’ religions (29%). 
  • The age group with the lowest proportion feeling respected is 18-24 (24%); the age group with the highest proportion feeling respected is 65+ (53%).

The report is available on The Executive Office Statistics and Research Branch website at:

Further information relating to the collection and production of the statistics can be obtained by contacting:

Statistics and Research Branch, The Executive Office
Block 2, Knockview Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SR


Notes to editors: 

Media enquiries to The Executive Office Press Office on 028 9037 8142. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer on 028 9037 8110.

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