Friday thread: Flags make a difference to how we think and feel…

Via Peter Curran with a h/t to Phil Mac Giolla Bhain. Fascinating piece of quick and dirty research on the Scottish Sunday Politics Show regarding the effect of flag displays during a detailed online questionnaire from last week…

It’s well worth watching the whole way through, but the findings themselves are at the beginning and are interesting enough on their own. They provide, I suspect some very important cues for a very complex soup of identities in modern Britain.

Not least amongst them that English people felt much less negative with the Union flag than the St George’s flag, or and both English people and Scots both registered more positive responses on the economy with the Union flag than the St George’s or the Saltaire displaying.

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