This statistical bulletin presents data on, and facilitates monitoring of, a population indicator informing 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) and Outcome 10 (we have created a place where people want to live and work, to visit and invest) of the Outcomes Delivery Plan. All figures are 2018 unless otherwise stated.
Indicator 35: Percentage (%) of the population who believe their cultural identity is respected by society
65% of respondents believe their cultural identity is respected by society. This is not a significant change from 2017.
- 66% of female respondents and 62% of male respondents believe their cultural identity is respected by society.
- 66% of Catholic respondents and 67% of Protestant respondents believe their cultural identity is respected by society; this is significantly more than the 59% of those of an ‘other’ religion who believe their cultural identity is respected by society.
- Across the age groups, those aged 25-34 (62%) and 50-64 (62%) were significantly less likely than those aged 65+ (71%) to believe their cultural identity is respected by society.
The report is available on the Statistics and Research Branch section of the Executive Office website.
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Notes to editors:
-  Respondents to the 2018 Northern Ireland Life & Times Survey.
 Religious categories are Catholic, Protestant and Other. Other includes no religion, other religions, don’t know, no answer.
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