Survey Shows England as 'Least Patriotic' Country in Europe

by Savitha C Muppala on  April 21, 2010 at 7:55 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Survey Shows England as 'Least Patriotic' Country in Europe
A new survey has revealed the least patriotic country in Europe- England.

According to This England magazine's study, 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.

It also revealed that just one in three British people were aware that the celebration of St. George was this Friday, while forty percent did not know why he is the patron saint.

Twenty percent blamed a broken society for their lack of patriotism, while half said they had been patriotic in the past.

"We're incredibly disappointed that English people are afraid of displaying the St. George's Cross on our patron saint's day," The Sun quoted Stephen Garnett, editor of This England magazine, as saying.

"It was quite shocking to see some of the results, particularly the amount of people that don't fly the flag because of fear of being judged. It just shows what political correctness has done to the English people over the years," he added.

The survey, which questioned 5,820 adults in nine European countries including Scotland, Wales and The Republic of Ireland, found that The Netherlands was the most patriotic European country.

The Dutch people ranked their patriotism at 7.18 out of ten, followed by Scottish at 7.1, the Welsh at 7.06 and the Irish at 6.72.

Source: ANI

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