Our Public Opinion Surveys are currently being under taken in the Autumn/Winter of each year, with publication on this website in the following Spring. The surveys use a quota-based sampling approach of 500 completed telephone interviews.
The surveys asked a range of questions looking at different aspects of equality in Northern Ireland. The findings are available on the Public Opinion Survey webpage or by pdf download:
Equality and good relations are priority issues which should be protected and advanced as the UK exits from the European Union.
Read the Commission's recommendations for protecting and advancing equality and good relations as UK exits the European Union
See how the Equality Commission uses international mechanisms to advance equality of opportunity and good relations in NI.
Read the Commission's response to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights (pdf)
Gaps in equality law - NI / GB
Learn more about the widening gaps between equality law here and elsewhere in the UK.
Programme for Government
The Equality Commission has set out its recommendations in relation to the next Programme for Government
Public Opinion Surveys
Read the findings of our latest public opinion survey (Ipsos MORI, December 2019)
See our research on:
Shaping welcoming & inclusive workplaces
Read our qualitative findings on employer and employee experiences of welcoming and inclusive workplaces.
Learn more about our Section 75 investigation procedure, formal investigations, and completed investigations.
Read the findings of the Commission's formal investigation into the treatment of pregnant workers & mothers in NI workplaces.
Covid-19 and Education- NEW
Covid-19 has the potential to exacerbate existing educational inequalities, both for children now and over their lifecycle. Read our recommendations
See our policy priorities on: