Respondents were questioned on several aspects of national pride, with English people judging their overall level of patriotism to be 5.8 out of ten on average -- the lowest of the nine nations.(via An Englishman's Castle)
One in four English adults said 'political correctness' had left them feeling ashamed to be English, while forty per cent said they felt England had completely lost its national identity.
Just ten per cent said they would happily fly the national flag on their house or in their garden, compared to more than a third of Dutch people, with more than a quarter saying they feared being called racist if they did so.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Maybe There Won't Always Be an England
There's a general election in the U.K. today. Although the outcome is unusually uncertain, I predict listlessness, based on a recent survey suggesting "England is the least patriotic country in Europe," as reported in the Telegraph (U.K.):