As did our eclectic history and heritage, standing at joint second.
Head of the Post Office's insight team Stewart Fox-Mills said of the poll: "Sitting at the heart of communities we are able to see the rich diversity of the UK.
"While we all have our own individuality and distinct cultures, it's positive to see that on many levels we are united as a nation and take pride in being a UK citizen."
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