20 charts that will change your perception of the UK

We’re full of stereotypes and preconceived notions about the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe. About which places have more immigrants, higher salaries, longer working hours in a week, or which places are more sexist or have the highest labour costs…

The graphs I’ll show you today will change some of those ideas or incorrect pieces of information we have. I hope you find them interesting.

1. In the United Kingdom there are more muslims than in Spain.

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2. The three countries with the largest Muslim populations are actually those with most positive views of Muslims.

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3. The United Kingdom is “full” of immigrants… but they make up less than 8% of the population (!)

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4. Changing the subject… Spanish people are more adulterer than in United Kingdom

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5. Spanish people feel near their neighbours

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6. The Internet connection in the United Kingdom isn’t as good as you think…

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7. … not even if you just look at Europe.

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8. The biggest drug problems are in the north.

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9. And when it comes to sexual harassment…

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10. Corruption? What’s that?

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11. Interestingly, people work more hours in southern countries.

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12. And there seem to be three groups of countries when you look at salaries.

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13. Are labour costs very high in the United Kingdom?

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14. Greece and Spain lead the pack when it comes to youth unemployment… and it looks as if it’s staying that way.

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15. Without work, it’s difficult for young people to leave home before their thirties.

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16. On another note… in the United Kingdom they don’t recycle as much as they should.

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17. The British are the most Eurosceptic.

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18. It’s random, but what do the British think about St Valentine?

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19. Going to work in Greater London by car means losing 82 hours a year in traffic…

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20. … in spite of being in the area that receives the most money for improving public transport.

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Finally, I’ll leave you with a couple (tongue-in-cheek) maps about how the British and Spanish see Europeans:

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alphadesigner.com

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