Scots kids reject UK identity

Scots kids reject UK identity 


 


Regeneration & Renewal


22.04.05


 


 


74% of schoolchildren in Scotland state their national identity as Scottish


 


14% of schoolchildren in Scotland state their national identity as British



 


The Pupils Census, which was published last week, reveals a deep affinity with Scotland rather than Britain among Scotland’s children, who have spent some or most of their childhood under a Scottish Parliament.


 


However, the differences in national identity are less marked among non-white groups as they are for the country as a whole. Only 36 per cent of pupils of Indian descent consider themselves Scottish compared with 32 per cent who consider themselves British.


 


– Pupils in Scotland 2004 is available via www.regen.net/doc.