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    Amanda Hopkinson on the British perspective on Germany

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    Results of the online questionnaire

    406 people in Great Britain took part in the survey.

    1. Who do you think is the most important German?

    1Angela Merkel  19,2%
    2Albert Einstein  12,8%
    3Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  11,8%
    4Otto von Bismarck  5,9%
    5Martin Luther  5,4%
    6Karl Marx  4,9%
    7Ludwig van Beethoven  3,7%
    8Konrad Adenauer  3,4%
    9Willy Brandt  2,5%
    10Johannes Gutenberg  2,5%

    2. What do you think is the best book in German?

    1Faust  11,3%
    2The Tin Drum  5,2%
    3no idea  3,9%
    4Grimm's Fairy Tales  3,4%
    5The Magic Mountain  3,4%
    6The Sorrows of Young Werther  3,4%
    7The Reader  3,2%
    8Perfume  3,0%
    9All Quiet on the Western Front  3,0%
    10The Trial  3,0%

    3. What do you think is the best German film?

    1The Lives of Others  21,7%
    2Good Bye, Lenin!  9,4%
    3Metropolis  6,9%
    4Run Lola Run  6,4%
    5Das Boot ("The Boat")  6,2%
    6Wings of Desire  3,7%
    7Downfall  3,4%
    8Sophie Scholl - The Final Days  2,5%
    9The Tin Drum  2,2%
    10The Blue Angel  2,2%

    4. What do you think is the most beautiful piece of German music (any genre)?

    1Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Ode to Joy)  7,1%
    2Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata   5,9%
    3Beethoven's Fifth Symphony   4,2%
    4Nena: 99 Luftballons  3,4%
    5Beethoven: Für Elise  2,5%
    6Johann Sebastian Bach in general  2,5%
    7Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik  2,2%
    8Beethoven in general  2,2%
    9Bach's Brandenburg Concertos  1,7%
    10Beethoven's Sixth Symphony  1,7%

    5. What do you think is the most important German building?

    1Reichstag   45,1%
    2Brandenburg Gate  17,2%
    3Cologne Cathedral  7,9%
    4Neuschwanstein Castle  3,7%
    5Bauhaus Dessau  3,7%
    6Berliner Fernsehturm (Berlin Television Tower)  2,2%
    7Holocaust Memorial  1,5%
    8Dresden Frauenkirche  1,5%
    9Neue Wache in Berlin  1,0%
    10Berlin Wall  1,0%

    6. What do you think is the most important German invention?

    1Movable type printing (Gutenberg)  24,4%
    2Automobile  16,5%
    3X-rays  7,9%
    4Automobile engine  7,1%
    5Aspirin   6,7%
    6Volkswagen   2,5%
    7BMW   1,5%
    8MP3   1,5%
    9Theory of relativity  1,2%
    10(Z3) computer  1,2%

    7. What is the most important historical event that you associate with Germany?

    1Reunification/fall of the Berlin Wall  49,8%
    2World War II  23,9%
    3Reformation/Martin Luther  6,2%
    4Nazi regime  4,9%
    5Holocaust  3,4%
    6Foundation of the German Empire in 1870/71  3,2%
    7World War I  3,2%
    8Construction of the Berlin Wall  2,0%
    9Diet of Worms in 1521  1,2%
    10Peace of Westphalia  0,7%

    8. Who do you think is the most important German athlete?

    1Michael Schumacher  25,6%
    2Boris Becker  18,2%
    3Franz Beckenbauer  13,3%
    4Steffi Graf  10,3%
    5No idea  5,9%
    6Michael Ballack  2,2%
    7Katharina Witt  2,0%
    8Mesut Özil  1,2%
    9Oliver Kahn  1,2%
    10Thomas Müller  1,0%

    9. What do you really dislike about Germany?

    1Over-correctness/bureaucracy  12,6%
    2Seriousness/unfriendliness  8,1%
    3Nothing  7,9%
    4Bad weather  7,9%
    5Food  3,7%
    6German language  3,7%
    7Nazi past  3,7%
    8Sauerkraut  3,2%
    9Shop closing hours (esp. Sundays)  2,7%
    10Conservatism  2,7%

    10. What do you like best about Germany?

    1Culture  14,3%
    2Highly organized/efficiency/cleanliness/infrastructure  14,0%
    3People  12,6%
    4Friendliness/openmindedness/helpfulness  12,3%
    5Countryside/cities  9,1%
    6Food  6,9%
    7Beer  6,7%
    8Language  5,7%
    9Music  3,0%
    10Local public transport  2,5%