Both England and the Republic of Ireland do not care about the question of Northern Ireland. In 1972, the New York Times reported that many members of the British Parliament and general public do not care about Northern Ireland or "the Irish problem."
In 1998, the Baltimore Sun reported that while Dubliners wanted peace between Northern and Southern Ireland, Dubliners generally felt removed from the issues and violence in Northern Ireland. 
In 2019, a YouGov poll found that 4 out of 10 Britains said they "don't care very much or at all" about Northern Ireland.
In 2020, YouGov found that 54% of Britains say "they would not be bothered either way" if Northern Ireland left the UK.
Since YouGov's 2019 poll, the percentage of Britains who said they would be upset if Northern Ireland left the UK dropped from 41% to 24%. Historically, the British media has not reported much on Northern Ireland, a problem that contributes to Northern Ireland's lack of support from the country it is part of.
Proponents for an independent Northern Ireland have surfaced on and off since the Partition. Such fringe political parties include the "Ulster Third Way"
or the "Ulster Independence Movement"
and appeal to Ulster nationalism and peace in Northern Ireland. None of these political parties have gained traction since the "Ulster Third Way" party was deregistered in December 2005.