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La fierté d’être Français, de l’indépendance algérienne à Maastricht

Abstract : The article, based on three surveys conducted by the cevipof (1978, 1988, 1995) analyses the evolution of national pride in France, in the line of Michelat and Thomas's pioneor study (1962). If the feeling is widespread, it is more frequent among elderly people, sociallv and culturally underprivileged, church-goers and rightwingers and often goes with authoritarian, intolerant and traditionalist attitudes. Paradoxically, national pride is more often to be found among supporters of the rpr or of the movement of Philippe de Villiers than among the Front National voters, the most ethnocentric of all. Before Maastricht there seemed to be no contradiction between feelings of national pride and of European belonging. This is no more the case. In 1995 almost one third of the sample claims an exclusive belonging to the French nation. The feeling is more marked among women, young people and working-classes and cuts through the left/right cleavage, reaching its peak among communists and FN voters.
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Nonna Mayer. La fierté d’être Français, de l’indépendance algérienne à Maastricht. Année Sociologique, Presses Universitaires de France, 1996, 46 (1), pp.151 - 167. ⟨hal-03399982⟩



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