Scottish or British?

Do people feel more Scottish or British?

National Identity (2018)

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Most people in Scotland think of themselves as Scottish rather than British, or more Scottish than British (54% in the West of Scotland and 51% for the rest of Scotland).  Just under a third of people in the west of Scotland and rest of Scotland considered themselves to be equally Scottish and British.

Notes on the data presented

Every year since 1999, 1,200 - 1,500 people have been asked to take part in the Scottish Social Attitudes survey on the basis of random probability sampling. Used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics, Scottish Social Attitudes is the gold standard survey series measuring and tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland. Further details can be found on the NatCen website.

The West of Scotland is classified as Glasgow city, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The data which derives from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has a sample size of 345 for the West of Scotland. 

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