For some ethnic minorities, the language spoken at home can be an effective way of defining ethnicity. Such a question has often been asked in major national surveys of ethnic minorities, not only to identify members of the minority, but also to allow interviewers to agree with interviewees in cases where the interview is conducted in the indigenous language. But over time, this measure becomes less and less useful: with the arrival of the second and third generation, young families can use English as their main language, although they still identify with certain ethnic minorities. While the measure of the ethnic group must take into account practical issues related to data collection and presentation where categories are not sufficient, it may be necessary for some authorities to expand the "other" category to reflect local needs. This can lead to a longer classification that allows the identification of many groups. However, these figures should be analysed with caution (to ensure their reliability and avoid disclosure). If the numbers produced are too small for publication, they may be deleted or it may be preferable to aggregate them into the corresponding "Other" category. Choose an option that best describes your ethnic group or background Ethnic groups that question national identity and religious affiliation were developed as part of an intergovernmental harmonization project conducted between 2008 and 2010 through consultations and workshops with key stakeholders, including: The first thought is the simplest; the ethnic group that each person chooses as his or her own is in itself the ethnic group of self-identity, instead of someone else. It is recommended that this issue be used in addition to the ethnic question and whenever data on national identities is to be collected; If respondents rank, for example, as English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain or any other national identity. It is recommended that the question of the ethnic group be asked so that the respondent can see all possible options before making a decision.

Therefore, in face-to-face interviewing polls, you have to use a unique show card that represents all the answer options. The interviewer should then ask the respondent to choose the option that best describes their ethnic group or background. Similarly, a self-enrichment survey (for example. B based on paper) should be based on a single question. 17. Arab 18. Any other ethnic group, please describe a question may contain aspects of national or geographical origin, with the assumption that these help to identify ethnic groups. For example, the concepts of Western Indians or Indians are used as shortcuts for ethnic groups in these parts of the world. Another evolution was the combination of national or geographical origin with a color term like black, as in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to determine more precisely the group of people from a part of the world that is itself multi-ethnic, like naïve Africa.