posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 02:24 PM
As part of the “Who do we think we are?” survey published by BBC today these were the nations that we British felt held common values with
Can’t say I’m surprised by this, except that maybe Ireland would have been higher up there as our closest neighbours.
The US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland are all bound to feel closest to us. Our common language and historical links will always hold sway
in any survey like this. Plus of course the subliminal influence from movies, TV and music.
However it’s interesting to note that our European neighbours are now almost as highly regarded as sharing similar values. Whilst it often feels
Britain has become more Americanised (probably beginning after the end of World War II) it is also true that we have slowly developed a more European
outlook as well. This is despite the protestations about the European Union from certain people.
Perhaps most interesting of all was that our nationality is considered less important than our interests, views, outlook on life and even our age
group. The growth of the internet has seemingly made us feel more globally connected but we feel less connected to our own nation.
This I was not surprised by either. We are hardly the most patriotic of nations unless we are taking part in an Olympics or the Monarchy is putting on
an event of some sort. In most sports we compete as 4 separate nations and globalisation has changed the way we work and take our leisure time.
Full details from BBC
So what do you think?
And for non-Brits, who do you feel are the nations with similar values as your own?