Sinn Fein activists demand closer co-operation between Protestant and Catholic schools
Sinn Fein activists want increased co-operation between Protestant and Catholic schools, a Belfast Telegraph poll at the party's ard fheis has found.
It sends a strong message to John O'Dowd, the Education Minister and a Sinn Fein member.
He will see that 97% of those questioned believe he should "encourage State and Catholic schools to share facilities and/or teachers".
The same percentage wanted to see more Protestants joining Sinn Fein, with only a single delegate thinking it would be a bad idea.
Opinions were more divided on other issues like abortion and policing.
Almost a third (32%) felt it should be easier to get a termination, whereas 68% believed that present restrictions should either remain or be made more stringent
Matt Baggott, the PSNI Chief Constable, was distrusted by 76% of delegates and less than half, 45%, said they would encourage a close relative who wanted to join the PSNI.
However, the figure was much the same, at 46%, when the same question was asked about the Gardai.
There was no expectation of renewed IRA violence.
Almost all, at 96%, believed the IRA ceasefire would be permanent, while 93% were confident there would be a united Ireland within 20 years and 89% would vote for one straight away if a referendum was held.
Trust in non-Sinn Fein figures was thin on the ground. Of a range of personalities, Peter Robinson the DUP leader, and Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State, scored highest, 29% and 23% respectively, on the question of trust.
There was strong support for the leadership, with 92% wanting Gerry Adams to lead the party into the European election, though a number suggested that he should retire in the next few years.