those individuals who feel most strongly that they are members of their local community.
at least there’s a strong positive correlation (0.85) between the presence of the two groups in a country.
from the world values survey 2005-2008 wave, below is a chart [click on chart for LARGER view] and a table giving the percentages of people in each nation who responded that they “strongly agree” with the following statements:
- (V211) I see myself as member of my local community
- (V212) I see myself as citizen of the [country] nation
here’s the table sorted by “Citizen of nation.” i can’t see any rhyme or reason for why some peoples feel more citizen-y than others. if you can see a pattern, lemme know! certainly having a lot of people in your country who strongly identify as citizens of that country does not appear to be enough to get you a well-functioning nation: ghana? mali? egypt? japan towards the bottom of the list? hmmmm.
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