Top 50 things that make us proud to be British during the coronavirus lockdown

Despite everything, there are glimmers of community spirit. (Getty Images)
Despite everything, there are glimmers of community spirit. (Getty Images)

Since Boris Johnson announced stricter measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak on 23 March, the UK has been in lockdown with all but essential trips outside the home banned.

Despite the tough times British people are facing, a sense of community and camaraderie has grown.

In a nationwide survey, 87% of British people said they were proud to be British, citing many reasons why our country makes them proud.

Unsurprisingly, the NHS topped the list with 71% of the vote.

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Our favourite foods also featured high on the list, as well. With fish and chips and a full-English breakfast featuring in second and third places.

With most fish and chip shops up and down the country closed, perhaps the nation is missing its much-loved takeaway meal.

The Queen, the British countryside and Big Ben all featured high on the list, too.

Plus, there were some lockdown favourites that have been keeping us going during this unprecedented time.

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The first lockdown specific name to be included on the top 50 list was Joe Wicks.

The Body Coach’s daily PE workouts have inspired millions of people - both children and adults alike - to tune in and get their daily dose of endorphins.

22% of the British public said that his workouts made them feel proud to be British during this time.

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, also featured on the list with 20% of the vote.

He has been a key part in the daily government briefings alongside Boris Johnson and it seems the British people have warmed to him.

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The poll from Perspectus Global also featured the likes of roast beef, Sir David Attenborough and Only Fools And Horses.

While many of the favourites related to certain people, TV shows or food, there were a few that simply stated the good qualities that British people possessed.

The likes of kindness and sarcasm, for example, came in 13th and 14th respectively.

Here’s the full list:

  1. The NHS 71%

  2. Fish and chips 58%

  3. The full English breakfast 52%

  4. The Queen 48%

  5. The British countryside 44%

  6. Big Ben 44%

  7. Roast beef 42%

  8. Tea 42%

  9. Sir David Attenborough 38%

  10. Pubs 37%

  11. William Shakespeare 34%

  12. Only Fools and Horses 32%

  13. Kindness 31%

  14. Sarcasm 30%

  15. The Beatles 30%

  16. James Bond 28%

  17. Cream teas 27%

  18. The Victoria Sponge cake 27%

  19. JK Rowling 27%

  20. Pie and mash 27%

  21. Florence Nightingale 27%

  22. Stonehenge 26%

  23. Charles Dickens 26%

  24. Stephen Hawking 26%

  25. Cornish pasties 25%

  26. Joe Wicks 22%

  27. Neighbourly spirit 22%

  28. Paddington Bear 22%

  29. Rishi Sunak 20%

  30. Jane Austen 20%

  31. The Duchess of Cambridge 19%

  32. David Bowie 19%

  33. The Blitz spirit 19%

  34. Monty Python 18%

  35. The Rolling Stones 18%

  36. A stiff upper lip 17%

  37. The changing guards 17%

  38. Dame Judi Dench 17%

  39. Stephen Fry 16%

  40. Sir Michael Caine 16%

  41. JRR Tolkien 16%

  42. Chicken Tikka Masala 15%

  43. Marmite 15%

  44. CS Lewis 15%

  45. Absolutely Fabulous 13%

  46. Jamie Oliver 13%

  47. Marmalade 12%

  48. Dame Helen Mirren 12%

  49. The Clifton Suspension Bridge 11%

  50. The houses of parliament 11%