Is polarisation over national identity just levelling out after Troubles?

Okay so as Aaron has pointed out, one of the most talked about findings in the census was the nation identity question. This is question has a rather volatile history in past surveys (though I think this is the first time it was included as a census question)…

Edward Moxon-Browne had this chart in ‘National Identity in Northern Ireland’ as part of the first report of the Social Attitudes in Northern Ireland survey:

It was for this reason I did not include this aspect in my initial analysis of the Census figures. But I would be interested in your thoughts?

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