The BBC Tracks Trends Global Identity

This is a fascinating post with data that would be great for my Global Studies students to analyze and reflect on. Thanks to Patrick Walsh and his Bigger Picture Blog. Mr. Walsh is currently a Fulbright Fellow in Finland. Check out his website and Facebook page: Global Schoolroom

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Educating Students for the Globalized Present

Here is a question for you.

Different people identify themselves in different ways. In your own case, would you say your most important identity is as …

01 – A member of a religious tradition
02 – A citizen of [Country]
03 – A member of your race or culture
04 – A resident of a community or area (smaller than country)
05 – A citizen of the world
VOLUNTEERED
06 – None of the above, other
99 – Don’t know / no answer”

This question is from a new poll of some 20,000 people in 19 countries, commissioned by the BBC World Service, asking this and a series of related questions. The answers suggest how recent events and trends are shaping identity around the world.

Here is a chart tabulating answers to the question above:

BBC Self-Identity

From GlobScan (for the BBC), Global Citizenship A Growing Sentiment Among Citizens Of Emerging…

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