Overall, in looking at England, Scotland and Wales, it is clear that English people have a weak conception of ‘English nationalism’ while Scottish people have a strong sense of ‘Scottish nationalism’ and a weaker sense of ‘British nationalism’. Meanwhile Welsh people have been able to combine a strong sense of ‘Welsh nationalism’ with a strong sense of ‘pride in being British’.
More than three-quarters – 81 per cent – of English people agreed with the statement ‘I am proud to be a British citizen’; the number of Welsh people who were proud to be British citizens was only slightly lower at 75 per cent, but the number of Scottish people who were proud to be British citizens was substantially lower at 61 per cent. Surprisingly, the Welsh were the most likely to agree with the statement ‘I am proud of Britain’s role in the world’. Over 50 per cent of English people agree with this statement, over 55 per cent of Welsh and 46 per cent of Scots.
Our survey also asked respondents to compl...
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