Dr Jonny Byrne, Dr Cathy Gormley Heenan & Gillian Robinson

Public Attitudes to and Awareness of Peace Walls: impacting on policy

This seminar presents finding from new research examining the public’s attitudes and awareness of peace walls. This is of particular relevance as a key commitment within Priority Four of the Programme for Government is to ‘actively seek local agreement to reduce the number of peace walls’. This seminar draws upon the results of two surveys, which totalled 1451 respondents – residents that lived in close proximity to peace walls, and a general sample of the wider population. The data provides an insight into the public’s views on the impact of the peace walls; attitudes towards any future attempts to transform and/or remove peace walls, and assesses the role of government departments in terms of policy and interventions surrounding the peace walls.

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