Public Attitudes to Disability in Ireland Survey 2017

As part of NDA's strategic commitment to raising awareness and promoting positive attitudes to disability, NDA commissioned a National Survey of Public Attitudes to Disability in Ireland in 2017. The survey builds on previous surveys conducted by the NDA in 2001, 2006 and 2011 and covers a range of topics including knowledge of disability and attitudes to disability within the workplace, schools and in the neighbourhood. These important findings were launched by Finian McGrath, T.D. Minister of State with special responsibility for Disability on 29th November 2017.

The 2017 survey contains further analysis that looks at factors influencing the findings which adds a richness to the data not previously included in our surveys. It also includes a comparison of people with and without disability in terms of social wellbeing and participation in social activities. The NDA encourages researchers to conduct further analysis and will make the data available on the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA). Data from our previous attitudes surveys are already hosted on this site.

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