Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Half of British population thinks countryside is boring

...according to a OnePoll survey of 3000 adults. The adults were asked for their views and knowledge of the British countryside. A third of respondents said they had never even considered visiting the British countryside.
Their answers also revealed that one in 10 adults could not identify a sheep, 44% could not spot an oak tree and 83% did not know what a bluebell looked like. When they were shown a picture of a stag, 12% of adults identified it incorrectly as a reindeer.
And they probably think that milk comes from a supermarket!
One part of my rejoices because it means I will have to share the countryside with less people, but another part says how sad - many of these individuals are missing what is potentially the most enriching experiences of their lives.
Original article at: http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2009/03/30/114941/half-of-british-population-thinks-countryside-is-boring.html

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