At this year's Imagine! Belfast festival, the Democracy Unit will be sponsoring a series of events as part of 'Democracy Day'. The team will be presenting preliminary findings from the Northern Ireland Assembly Election Study 2022 on the following themes:
What do voters think about the Protocol, a united Ireland, and Northern Ireland's devolved institutions? Do their views vary according to who they voted for?
- Why do some people not vote?
- Why do people support or oppose the Union?
More information about the festival can be found here.
The NIAES 2022 project hosted a two-day meeting of the UK Electoral Commission on 17-18 October 2022 at Queen’s University Belfast. Drawing on our 2022 data, we presented an analysis of turnout in Northern Ireland. We examined the main reasons for abstaining at election time.