This article has been written in partnership with giffgaff, to share their latest research and quiz with you. I hope you join in and take the quiz. If you do please come back and share the results.
Quiz: What type of Neighbour are you?
Neighbours…everybody needs good neighbours as the song goes. In fact, the theme tune is pretty spot on when you think about the following lines. “with a little understanding, you can find the perfect blend”. But how true is this “perfect blend” in the UK communities of today? As someone who has a very strong online community I was curious to learn about what neighbourly relations where like off line.
A Nationwide Study
Well, a new nationwide study from giffgaff, the mobile network run by you. Has revealed we aren’t a nation of unsociable and unfriendly urban dwellers . We, in fact, have more neighbourly engagement than initially thought. Which is comforting news to hear, especially when you read some stories in the papers which seem to be all doom and gloom.
In fact, despite the fact that nearly half of Brits (47%) claim they like to keep themselves to themselves, people do have strong community links. Those polled also know the first names of nearly a third (31%) of the street. And more than a quarter (26 %) even have a neighbour’s spare set of keys in case of emergencies. I can relate to this, as I have a spare set of keys cut so my neighbour can let me in should anything happen to my other set of keys or I case I get delayed and my cats need to be checked on.
In fact, an impressive three-quarters of Brits claim they could definitely rely on their neighbours in a crisis.
giffgaff commissioned the survey to break the myth that we live in “urban solitude” and to celebrate modern neighbourhood relationships that bring communities together.
They even created a quiz to help you find out what type of neighbour you are – and, you’re perfect neighbour match. Make sure to share your results below…and let us know if you have found your perfect match!