Are you proud of your country?

UUpdated 09 December 2002

Loads of UK teenagers have said in a survey that they aren't very patriotic (vatansever, yurtsever) .

British teens came really low down in the international report, showing that they don't care much about our politics or national anthem.

How do you feel about your country?

Are you embarrassed (utanmak) by your country or are you really proud (gurur duymak, övünmek)?

Let us know how you feel.


I love England!
Bex, 14, Kettering

I love Norway even if it's not good at sports.
Bjorn, 12, Oslo

I am proud to come from England and why not?
Rachael, 15, Liverpool

Yeah! Who beat Argentina...? ENGLAND RULES!!!!!
Rosie, 13, Sheffield

I'm Scottish and proud of it!!
Sarah, 13, Scotland

I'm very proud of my country because we have lots of good things in England and good footballers!
Lydia, 12, Northants

I'm always proud even if we do bad cos (because) we're always trying!
Maria, 13, Weshoughton

Even though in the UK, we aren't that great at sport, I am still proud of our country's efforts.
Rach, 13, Birmingham

I'm very proud to be British, the UK is fab (fabulous-harika)and there is nothing to be ashamed about.
Michele, 12, Plymouth

Yes, I am proud of my country and I am proud to be British too!
Karen, 16, Wokingham

I am a SAINT (Aziz)! That's Southamptonspeak for a native of Southampton!
Laura, 13, Southampton

I'm Australian and I am VERY proud. I really loved it when Australia won the Commonwealth games!!!
Jayne, 13, Manchester

There is so much history in our nation, everyone should be glad to be part of our nation. Or wherever you come from, for that matter!Johannah, 13, London

I luv (love) being English and I am dead (sönük, çok canlı olmayan) proud of being English. England is such a cool place (literally)!
Emma, 10, St Neots

I think that we should be proud of our country. Look at the people which we have produced. We should be proud.
Rose, 11, Tillington


I love being Scottish, but I hate it when people think that we just run about the hills, wearing kilts and tossing cabers.
John, 12, Scotland

I'm from Scotland and I am proud of that, I don't care about being British at all. My own country matters.
Sarah, 13, Houston

I am Scottish and proud of it. I don't like to be called British because when other people think British, they think England.
Stephen, 12, Cumbernauld

I'm Welsh and proud of it. I'm not bothered (rahatsız etmek) about being British, being European is more important to me.
Gavin, 13, Cardiff

I'm from New Zealand and I'm proud of it. I get a lotta stick for it over here but I don't care. I love my country and no one can change that.
Leah, 13, Reading


I'm proud of England because we are lucky that we have enough food and drink unlike (den farklı olarak) some of the poorer countries. We all should be grateful (müteşekkir).
Luke, 12, Ashford

I'm Scottish and proud of it! We maybe not good at sports, but we have a heritage (miras) to be proud of. Tae All you Scots Folk out there, be proud and Loud!!!
Sarah, 13, Galashiels

No, I'm not proud of my country because I feel that it has followed America. It shouldn't go to war with Iraq because it should do what it thinks, not what America tells us to do!!!!
Fiona, 11, Sittingbourne

I'm British and proud! But because i'm only 16 I couldn't care less about politics or the national anthem (ilahi), I'd rather play on the computer than watch Tony Blair babble (saçmalamak) on about the state of our railways...
Greg, 16, Wigan

I'm really proud of Ireland, it has great laws and the people are so nice. Besides it's got a nice national anthem and one of it's languages (Irish gaelic) is really cool (harika, çok güzel) and sounds (görünmek) really nice. GO IRELAND!!
Claire, 10, London

I am very proud of being Scottish. Everyone stereotypes (basmakalıp) us as wearing kilts and being mean but we are not like that at all. We are some of the nicest people in the world. I don't care what anyone else says, Scotland is the best.
Amy, 14, Scotland

I like my country but I have now found out (öğrenmek) that they are just really interested in war and popularity. I think they should try and sort out problems by talking like real adults instead of showing off their power and weapons.
Daisy, 13, Manchester

I'm Scottish and I love my country. What I hate about being classed as British is that when someone Scottish does something good they're classed British, but when they do something wrong, they're Scottish. Look at Alain Baxtor! Same happened to him. I love Scotland. It's the best country in the world. And we are friendly (HONEST!).
Jennifer, 12, Perth

I'm proud to be welsh :D I've got jeans with Welsh dragons (ejderha) on, Welsh rugby shirts I wear all the time and a Welsh flag on my wall. I don't really care about the British thing but I'm very patriotic to Wales! Why wouldn't I be? We have our own language, flag, anthem (ilahi) and culture!
Rhiannon, 14, Cardiff

I'm Spanish and have recently moved to Belfast. I'm proud of being Spanish, but I don't say so, because Spain is a Catholic country, the Northern Ireland violence (şiddet) affects me a great deal. The first person I told that I was Spanish threw a brick through our window!
Carmen, 14, Belfast

I'm 100% Welsh and 0% British. I couldn't care less about the ENGLISH government. We have our own language and believe it or not we now have a decent (iyi) football team, bring on the English. Most people in Wales hate England but no one minds our fellow celts Ireland and Scotland. C'mon Cymru
Richard, 15, Swansea

I'm Irish and American and I'm totally proud of both these countries and really appreciate being a part of them. But I think Americans are the most partiotic people in the world, and they should be, so should every single country on Earth! I'm very proud to be European as well. Even in sports I only watch internationals in soccer etc, I think they're more important than small clubs. GO IRELAND! GO USA!
Claire, 13, Ireland

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