English identity

I’ve just been reading Chapter 1 of Sage’s latest report ‘British Social Attitudes’. It’s entitled ‘Is there an English backlash? Reactions to devolution’ and definitely worth a read as we begin to look at questions of national identity with a focus on Britishness. The first question the report tries to answer is:

Is there any evidence that people in England are becoming more aware of having a distinctive sense of ‘Englishness’ that they might feel sets them apart from the rest of the UK, and which they might want recognised through distinctive political institutions?

The answers come from various data collected through questionnaires/interviews.

Here’s one question they used. Try it yourselves and see what results we get back in.

Here’s the data set that the researchers from the study compiled:


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