Northern Ireland Assembly Election Study, 2022


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This cross-sectional survey investigates political attitudes and voting behaviour in the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly Election. It provides evidence on vote choice and people's attitudes towards a range of topics, including the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol, a possible referendum on Northern Ireland staying in the UK versus joining a united Ireland, and Northern Ireland's devolved institutions. The main post-election survey is based on a representative sample of 2,000 adults living in Northern Ireland who were interviewed face-to-face between May and September 2022. A supplementary online survey of 797 adults conducted between May and June asked people about how they would vote in a referendum on Northern Ireland's constitutional future and to explain, in their own words, the main reasons for their stated intention. The study builds on a survey conducted after the 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly election (held under SN 8293) and complements similar studies of devolved elections in Scotland and Wales.

One-stage stratified or systematic random sample

Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)

Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)

Metadata Access
Creator Garry, J., Queen's University Belfast; Henderson, A., University of Edinburgh; Brown Swan, C., Queen's University Belfast; O'Leary, B., Queen's University of Belfast, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics; Pow, J., Queen's University Belfast
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright J. Garry, A. Henderson, C.B. Swan, B. O'Leary, J. Pow; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p>
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Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Northern Ireland