National Survey of Public Attitudes to Disability in Ireland, 2017 now available

23 February 2018

The National Disability Authority (NDA) has lodged their National Survey of Public Attitudes to Disability in Ireland, 2017 data with ISSDA and the data are now available for research purposes. 

The NDA commissioned Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) to conduct a nationally representative survey on public attitudes to disability in Ireland in 2017. The NDA previously conducted national surveys on attitudes to disability in 2001, 2006 and 2011. The survey used quota sampling and was conducted using computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI) during January and February 2017. Data were weighted on gender, age, region, socio-economic status and disability status. 

The survey covered a range of topics on attitudes relating to disability. These included awareness of disability and attitudes towards particular types of disability. Survey questions explored attitudes towards children with disabilities in mainstream education, the employment of people with disabilities as well as relationships, neighbourhood, and the social wellbeing of people with and without disabilities. It also compared people with and without disabilities.


  • Attitudes
  • Disabilities
  • Disables Persons
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Families
  • Friends
  • Housing
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Knowledge (Awareness)
  • Life Satisfaction
  • Partnerships (Personal)
  • Social Activities (Leisure)

For further information and to request access to these data please click here.

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