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.
The Equality Commission has set out its recommendations in relation to the next Programme for Government
BREXIT: Our recommendations
Protecting and advancing equality and good relations as UK exits EU.
Commission reponse to UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights (pdf)
Research: Public Opinion Survey
Read the findings of our latest public opinion survey carried out by Ipsos MORI in Jan '19.
Section 75 and Formal Investigations
Learn more about our Section 75 investigation procedure, formal investigations, and completed investigations.
The Commission conducted a formal investigation into the treatment of pregnant workers & mothers in NI workplaces.
Our Legal Work
See how we decide to which cases to support and how we review the law.
Gaps in equality law - NI / GB
Learn more about the widening gaps between equality law here and elsewhere in the UK.
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 statement highlighting educational challenges in NI and our policy priorities
Housing & Communities
See our policy priorities and recommendations for housing and communities in NI
Participation in Public Life
See our statement on key inequalities in public life in NI
See our statement highlighting our assessment of key inequalities and differences in employment in NI