The institute of political science at the Universitat Autonoma publishes an annual poll of opinions in Catalunya on a wide range of topics. Here’s a couple things I found interesting in the 2009 poll. One thing that shocked me was that 68% of people in Catalunya have at least one parent that is from outside Catalunya.
Question 23: Do you believe Catalunya should be a:
|Region of Spain||4%|
|Autonomous community in Spain (status quo)||48%|
|A state in a federal Spain||20%|
|An independent state||21%|
Question 24: How important is the debate around the shape of the state to you?
question 37: what does “Spain” mean to you?
|A nation of which I am a member||6%|
|A state of which I am a citizen||21%|
|A state that consists of different nations and regions||37%|
|A foreign state that my country belongs to||10%|
question 47: where were you born:
|Rest of Spain||11%|
question 50: where were your parents born:
|Both in Catalunya||32%|
|Both outside Catalunya||55%|
|One in and one outside||13%|