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Being British the importance of speaking English 1995-2013 British survey

This statistic shows the percentage of British respondents that felt that being able to speak English is important for being “truly British” when asked in 1995, 2003 and 2013. The perceived importance of being able to speak English has increased by ten percentage points over this period.

"How important is the ability to speak English for being truly British?" Share of respondents saying 'very important' or 'fairly important'

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Source

Release date

June 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1995 to 2013

Number of respondents

904 (latest, unweighted)*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Unweighted base in 2003 = 873. 1995 = 1,058

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