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Study Report

Study Number: LA-515-001-1-1-Ireland-ICPSR-1962

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: Northern Ireland loyalty study, 1968.  [machine-readable data file] / Rose, Richard  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7237

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The survey questionnaire establishes certain demographic features and explores the respondents' activities in clubs and organizations, extent of family ties, loyalty to their community, and their exposure to local as well as national news media. Consciousness of social classes in Ulster is probed in questions that ask the respondents to describe members of various classes, to evaluate the problems of class conflict within the country, and to place themselves within the social class structure. A large portion of the study examines religious and political issues in Northern Ireland. Catholic and Protestant relations are explored in terms of past differences, political party affiliations, discrimination, and intermarriage. Respondents are queried about the border and its effect on Northern Ireland, the constitutional positions of their country, support of the government, and the major political parties and what they represent. Information for the study was obtained from 1,291 respondents, 13 cards of data per respondent, in the form of 394 variables. The data for the study were collected in Northern Ireland from March through August of 1968. Individuals interviewed were selected from a multi-stage random sample, stratified by religion, partisanship, and urban, or rural character. The study was funded by grants from the British Social Science Research Council.

SUBJECT TERMS: communities. conflict. discrimination. loyalty. marriage. mass media. membership. organizations. political activities. political attitudes and behavior. political parties. political party preference. religion. social class structure. Catholics. Ireland. Northern Ireland. Protestants. Ulster.


Rose, Richard. Governing Without Consensus: An Irish Perspective. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1971.

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