National identity and commemorative events dedicated for The Great Unity Centenary 2

Section: National identity and commemorative events dedicated for The Great Unity Centenary 2

National identity and commemorative events dedicated for The Great Unity Centenary 2

National and sub-national self-identification

[Which group do you feel you belong to? – national sample 2017]

  • The commune / town you live in
  • The county you live in
  • The historical region you live in
  • Romania
  • Europe
  • 65%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 20%
  • 3%

First mention

  • 21%
  • 51%
  • 11%
  • 13%
  • 4%

Second mention

  • 21%
  • 11%
  • 20%
  • 40%
  • 8%

Third mention


National and sub-national self-identification

[Which group do you feel you belong to? – Bucharest sample 2017]

  • The commune / town you live in
  • The county you live in
  • The historical region you live in
  • Romania
  • Europe
  • 34%
  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 45%
  • 3%

First mention

  • 22%
  • 18%
  • 14%
  • 41%
  • 5%

Second mention

  • 17%
  • 7%
  • 9%
  • 43%
  • 24%

Third mention


Self-definition of identity

[To what extent is it important to you to be part of the following groups? – national sample 2017]

  • Very important
  • Important
  • Not too important
  • Not at all important

People who belong to the same nation

  • 45%
  • 40%
  • 12%
  • 3%

People who speak the same language

  • 43%
  • 40%
  • 14%
  • 3%

People who live in the same territory

  • 38%
  • 45%
  • 15%
  • 2%

People who have the same religious beliefs

  • 37%
  • 35%
  • 19%
  • 9%

People who belong to the same ethnic group

  • 30%
  • 39%
  • 23%
  • 8%

Self-definition of identity

[To what extent is it important to you to be part of the following groups? – Bucharest sample 2017]

  • Very important
  • Important
  • Not too important
  • Not at all important

People who belong to the same nation

  • 32%
  • 48%
  • 13%
  • 7%

People who speak the same language

  • 27%
  • 47%
  • 19%
  • 7%

People who live in the same territory

  • 26%
  • 50%
  • 18%
  • 6%

People who have the same religious beliefs

  • 24%
  • 33%
  • 27%
  • 16%

People who belong to the same ethnic group

  • 23%
  • 35%
  • 28%
  • 14%

Subjective definition of national identity

[In your opinion, how important are the following aspects for somebody to be a “real Romanian”? – “Important and Very important answers”]

  • National level
  • Bucharest
  • 95%
  • 92%

To respect the laws and institutions of Romania

  • 93%
  • 88%

To know to speak the Romanian language

  • 91%
  • 88%

To feel that you are a Romanian

  • 86%
  • 83%

To have Romanian citizenship

  • 84%
  • 81%

To have Romanian origins

  • 82%
  • 78%

To be born in Romania

  • 70%
  • 70%

To have lived in Romania for almost the entire life

  • 69%
  • 60%

To be an Orthodox Christian


Feelings of national pride

[Do you rather agree or disagree with the following statements? – “Total or partial agreement” answers]

  • National level
  • Bucharest
  • 95%
  • 91%

When my country obtains good results in international sports competitions I feel proud to be Romanian

  • 74%
  • 70%

I would rather be a citizen of Romania than of any other country

  • 62%
  • 68%

Romanian television channels should mainly broadcast Romanian movies

  • 58%
  • 58%

There are things that make me feel ashamed of Romania

  • 48%
  • 50%

Romania is culturally superior over the majority of the other EU countries

  • 44%
  • 43%

The world would be a better place if the people in other countries were like Romanians


Participation in commemorative events

[Considering the last five years, how often…? – national sample 2017]

  • Never
  • Once or twice
  • Almost every year
  • Every year

Have you attended the manifestations dedicated to the National Day of Romania (December 1st)

  • 50%
  • 28%
  • 16%
  • 6%

Have you watched / listened to the manifestations dedicated to the National Day of Romania on TV, radio or online

  • 18%
  • 23%
  • 38%
  • 21%

Participation in commemorative events

[Considering the last five years, how often…? – Bucharest sample 2017]

  • Never
  • Once or twice
  • Almost every year
  • Every year

Have you attended the manifestations dedicated to the National Day of Romania (December 1st)

  • 35%
  • 30%
  • 23%
  • 12%

Have you watched / listened to the manifestations dedicated to the National Day of Romania on TV, radio or online

  • 22%
  • 23%
  • 33%
  • 22%

Participation in local events

[In the last 12 months, how often have you participated in local celebrations / events (e.g. the days of the town /commune)? – national sample 2017]

  • Never
  • More rarely
  • Several times a year
  • Monthly (or more often)

Participation in local celebrations / events

  • 30%
  • 34%
  • 33%
  • 3%