MaltaToday on 24/09/2013: Find out which personality is Malta’s best export, our favourite foods, the hegemony of Kinnie, and our knowledge of Maltese history and identity.
These are exciting revelations: MaltaToday's new "identity survey"
has lifted the lid on the curious make-up of the Maltese. Contrary to
popular misconceptions, and perhaps a strong confirmation of our earlier
survey on the à la carte Catholicism of the Maltese islands, the
Maltese people feel united by language, rather than religion (even
though this still rates a high fourth in cultural identifiers).
Over two-thirds of respondents say the Maltese language could be the
greatest signifier of national unity, but only 2.3% referred to Malta's
bilingualism as a mark of their identity.
Still, 17% of respondents to this survey say they speak both Maltese
and English a
t home, with this percentage rising to a staggering...read on.