Brighton is one of Britain’s proudest cities

Brighton is one of the proudest cities in the UK, according to a new study.

The nationwide study found that people from Newcastle have the cleanest and tidiest homes, with as many as 68 percent of the city’s residents claiming to be extremely proud of their home.

Cambridge residents came second – 62 per cent agreed they pride themselves on keeping their homes sparkling clean.

According to the Procter and Gamble study, Brummies ranked third in the list of those who prefer to display their homes (59 percent), followed by London (58 percent) and Glasgow (57 percent).

Brighton came tenth in the poll, with 52 per cent of respondents describing themselves as extremely proud of their home.

Overall, 55 per cent of the nation would describe themselves as ‘houseproud’, meaning proud of one’s house or household chores, with a quarter of Britons always making sure guests take their shoes off at the door.

Overall, 36 percent said they feel more at ease when their home feels clean and tidy, while a third (35 percent) said they feel stressed when they are in a messy home.

The inquiry also found that almost a fifth of Britons (22 per cent) are guilty of secretly convicting people with messy homes.

Around 76 percent of those who describe their house as “squeaky clean” also describe their attitude to life as positive and “the glass is half full”.

The 72 percent of those who admit their house is a mess say they are mostly negative, “glass half empty.”

Almost a quarter (23 percent) admit they feel reassured and relaxed when they thoroughly clean their home.

The top ten are:

1. Newcastle – 68 percent would describe themselves as extremely proud of their home and always keep their home sparkling clean (national average = 55 percent)

2. Cambridge – 64 percent

3. Birmingham – 59 percent

4. London – 58 percent

5. Glasgow – 57 percent

6. Bristol – 56 per cent / Stoke – 56 per cent (joint sixth place)

7. Manchester – 55 percent

8. Oxford – 55 percent

9. Leeds – 54 per cent

10. Brighton – 52 per cent. Brighton is one of Britain’s proudest cities

Fry Electronics Team

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