A major survey and data-mapping exercise involving the Guardian’s readers has found well under half of UK citizens call themselves British.

Responses from more than 16,500 people showed that of the four countries of the UK only residents of England were the most likely to call themselves British when they were asked to “plant a flag” where they lived, with a large majority of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish residents rejecting that label.

I wish I’d had this the other week when I was arguing with someone about how few UK people describe themselves as ‘British’