Black History Month: Patriotism in the UK

Classically, the image of a “British patriot” tends to evoke a whiter, more conservative member of society.

On one hand our research corroborates this; seven in ten (69%) Brits would describe themselves as patriotic – this rises to 89% among Conservative voters and falls sharply to 51% among Labour voters.

And whilst white Brits report greater levels of patriotism than BAME individuals, it seems that higher levels of education can be an indicator of patriotic sentiment. Generally, higher levels of educational attainment increases patriotic sentiment among ethnic minorities, whereas it decreases patriotic sentiment among UK citizens on average.

Read the full report here: