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27 Nov 2018 - Celebrating 20 Years of ARK Life and Times Surveys

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Celebrating 20 Years of ARK Life and Times Surveys: Recording Social Attitudes and Informing Social Policy in Northern Ireland

The event will take place on Tuesday 27 November, at 4pm to 5pm in the Harberton Room, Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast BT9 5PB

For 20 years, ARK has been recording public attitudes to key social issues in Northern Ireland.  The Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey began in 1998 and focuses on the opinion of adults.  In 2003, Young Life and Times began monitoring the attitudes of 16 year olds, whilst Kids’ Life and Times started recording the opinion of 10-11 year olds in 2008.  These data provide authoritative, independent and statistically-robust evidence which is freely accessible to everyone.  At this event, they will celebrate the wealth of data provided by the surveys.  They will also launch a publication which outlines public attitudes over time to key social issues, and highlights the major contribution that the surveys have provided to policy making in Northern Ireland.


This event is free of charge, but places need to be booked by Tuesday 20 November, by emailing

Refreshments will be served.

ARK is a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University