Londoners feel more pride for city than country

16:17 06 December 2011

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London residents identify themselves more as Londoners than British, a YouGov poll has found.

Nearly 80 per cent of Londoners felt “fairly proud” or “very proud” to be from the capital while less than three in four were proud to be English or British.

These results suggest residents think of London as a “city state” rather than the capital of Great Britain.

Another question found that over half were “very attached” to the capital, compared with 44 per cent to England and only a third of people to Great Britain.

Only eight per cent identified with Europe.

“London is a multi-cultural city with so much to entertain people, while having so many green areas and open spaces,” south-west London resident Claire McNicholls said.

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